Latvia will seek to prevent European Central Bank Governing Council member Ilmars Rimsevics from returning to his post after he was caught up in a bribery probe that’s rocked the Baltic nation, the country’s prime minister said in an interview.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau detains the head of the Bank of Latvia, Ilmars Rimsevics. In response, Latvia's Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis calls an emergency cabinet meeting but added there was no apparent threat to the Latvian financial system. 2018-02-18 (Context: Bank of Latvia, Corruption in Latvia, Ilmars Rimsevics, Latvia)
Latvian bank ABLV sues the European Central Bank in the Court of Justice of the European Union, saying the ECB triggered ABLV's collapse. The bank failed following allegations by the United States that ABLV was laundering money on behalf of North Korea. 2018-05-7 (Context: ABLV, European Central Bank, Latvia)
Former Philippine First Lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos has been convicted on seven counts of graft for transferring funds to private foundations in Switzerland and is sentenced to at least six years and one month imprisonment for each count. 2018-11-9 (Context: graft)
Voters in Latvia go to the polls to vote for a new parliament. The governing coalition loses its majority with two new parties Who owns the state? and the New Conservative Party becoming the second and third biggest parties behind Social Democratic Party "Harmony". 2018-10-6 (Context: Latvia)
The director of the National Energy Administration of China, Nur Bekri, is placed under investigation for graft. 2018-09-21 (Context: graft)