RIGA - Prosecutor Maris Leja has been appointed chief prosecutor at the Division for Investigation of Especially Serious Cases of the Criminal Justice Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
Until now, Leja was acting chief prosecutor at the division in charge of investigating Latvia's high-profile corruption cases. Its previous chief prosecutor Modris Adlers retired at the beginning of this year and two prosecutors from this division - Viorika Jirgena and Juris Juriss - applied to run for the vacancy.
It is not clear at the momen...
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