Posts tagged as Aivars Lembergs

Latvian oligarch Aivars Lembergs jailed for five years

Thursday, February 25, 2021

After 12 years of heated court wrangling, a Latvian court has finally read its verdict in the high-profile trial of Aivars Lembergs, one of the country’s richest men, an influential populist politician and a former mayor of Venspils, the port city in northwestern Latvia. On February 22, the Riga Regional Court sentenced Lembergs to five years in prison, confiscation of property and a fine of €20,000 after finding him guilty…

Meroni removed from storage of Lembergs’ arrested property

Monday, August 17, 2020

Riga Regional Court, in the so-called criminal case of Aivars Lembergs, has removed the lawyer Rudolf Meroni from the storage of the property arrested in criminal proceedings, according to Latvian Television information published August 17. Meroni was appointed as the custodian of the property during the proceedings. Lembergs has criticized Meroni for influencing companies in Ventspils with property under his custody. After the removal of Meroni, Lembergs’ property will be…

Ventspils beach high in popularity this week; Lembergs gets spotlight time as well

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ventspils city ended up in the spotlight in an unusual way this week: seals washed up on the beach in Ventspils. Animal Freedom association emphasizes that human contact with baby seals would hurt them. Residents are asked to maintain at least 50 m distance from them. In spite of recommendations, however, the suspended Mayor of Ventspils Aivars Lembergs decided to take photos with baby seals and publish them on his…