Corruption Prevention Bureau requests to press charges against businessman Krumins, former basketball player Valters

  • 2018-12-28
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA – The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has requested the General Prosecutor’s Office to launch criminal prosecution against businessman Julijs Krumins, former basketball player Valdis Valters and businessman Haralds Balodis for trading with influence, according to information at the disposal of LETA.

According to KNAB, a legal entity has turned at court against a local government in relation with detail plan of a construction project. In order to achieve a favorable decision, representatives of the legal entity turned to an individual who allegedly had an impact on local officials.

In exchange, representatives of the legal entity promised company’s shares to the individual.

According to the information at the disposal of LETA, the suspected individual in the case is Krumins. KNAB did not confirm or deny this information.

Krumins denied that he has been involved in a case on trading with influence.

The two representatives of the legal identity, according to the information at the disposal of LETA, are former basketball player Valters and businessman Balodis.

According to business database, Balodis and Valters were former co-owners of Kser company that wanted to build a cogeneration plant in Jurmala.

In April 2017, whistle-blowing portal reported that KNAB has launched a criminal procedure on trading with influence in Jurmala in relation to Kser plant.