Posts tagged as businessman

Businessman stripped of Latvian award

Friday, March 12, 2021

The recipient of one of Latvia’s highest state decorations has been stripped of the award following his conviction in a criminal corruption case, the Presidential Chancellery said March 12. “In accordance with the decision of the Chapter of Orders [the body which administers the handing out of state awards] of 23 February 2021, the awarded person, who has been found guilty of an intentional criminal offense by a court judgment…

Court to consider releasing businessman Hillar Teder from custody

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Tallinn Circuit Court on Tuesday will discuss the possible release of Estonian businessman Hillar Teder, suspected of corruption crimes, from custody. Sworn advocates Erki Kergandberg and Sandra-Kristin Karner are of the opinion that the suspicion lodged against Teder is incomprehensible and that his placement into custody is also disproportionate. “The suspicion lodged against Hillar Teder is surprising and incomprehensible. We are actively investigating the circumstances in order to understand…

Businessman: Tsarist-era Patarei development loan hopefully back on table

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Businessman Urmas Sõõrumaa says that he is hopeful of his chances of getting a €40-million loan from state credit provider KredEx, following the entry into office of a new coalition, once that happens. Sõõrumaa’s KredEx loan application, to redevelop the historical Patarei fortress in Tallinn, was rejected last year, but without a KredEx loan soon, the project may have to wait another decade, he says. Sõõrumaa’s KredEx application was initially…

Businessman detained in Slovenia also investigated in Lithuania

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Vidmantas Kučinskas, a Lithuanian businessman who has recently been detained in Slovenia upon Russia’s request, is also investigated in Lithuania. The founder of the Arvi business group is a suspect in a case investigated by Kaunas Regional Prosecutor’s Office. “Since we are speaking about private persons and a pre-trial investigation that is not complete, prosecution service cannot provide more information at this time,” Elena Martinonienė, a spokeswoman for Prosecutor General’s…

Estonian businessman Ossinovski donates to son’s Social Democratic party

Friday, July 12, 2019

Estonian businessman mired in corruption scandals Olegs Ossinovski has donated EUR 25 000 to Estonia’s Social Democratic Party when his son Jevgeni Ossinovski was the party’s chair, as reported by Estonian public media ERR. When Ossinovski because charged with bribery in the 2015 criminal case against then the head of Latvian Railway Uģis Magonis, Ossinovski Jr. denied receiving any donations to the part from his father, adding that the party would be cutting ties with…

Corruption Prevention Bureau’s operatives raided businessman Ravis’ office and home Monday

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Corruption Prevention Bureau’s (KNAB) operatives on Monday conducted searches at the office and residence of Guntis Ravis, a co-owner of Skonto construction group, Elina Dobulane, a representative of Skonto Buve construction firm, informed LETA. She said that Ravis has not been assigned any status in the criminal procedure launched by KNAB. “Politicians are currently sending a very dangerous signal to entrepreneurs in Latvia, involving law enforcement and businesspeople in…

Lithuanian businessman charged with large-scale fraud in Russia

Monday, June 3, 2019

Lithuanian businessman Vidmantas Kucinskas says he has no knowledge of large-scale fraud charges against him in Russia. Russia’s Alfa Bank is trying to recoup a debt of around 20 million euros from Kucinskas through courts, and the latter believes the bank might try to employ such tactics to bolster its position during the negotiations on the their dispute’s out-of-court settlement, launched some six months ago. According to Laurynas Lukosiunas, a…

Corruption Prevention Bureau detains businessman, Rigas Satiksme official Brandavs

Friday, March 8, 2019

KNAB on Tuesday launched a criminal procedure on alleged bribery and mediation in bribery committed by an official of Rigas Karte company maintaining the e-ticket system, parking meters and terminals at school canteens where pupils use their e-tickets to receive free lunches, LETA learned from the bureau. The materials of the criminal case contains information about handing the bribe to an intermediary who should further hand the bribe to officials.One…

Latvia police investigate link between murdered insolvency administrator and missing businessman

Monday, June 18, 2018

Latvia’s State Police have begun an investigation of a possible link between the murdered insolvency administrator Mārtiņš Bunkus and the missing businessman Andris Bojārs, as confirmed by police representative Ilze Jurēvica. She explains that information was reported in November 2017 about Bojārs’ disappearance and a search was organized shortly after. It is also possible Bojārs is dead. Because of that, police have launched a criminal process. Investigation continues. Jurēvica says…