Anti-corruption officials charged

  • 2009-02-02
  • TBT staff

RIGA -  Janis Imsa and Indra Veipahave been given jail sentences for embezzeling from the Latvian anti-corruptionbureau KNAB.

 Imsa, the chief specialist ofconfidentiality maintenance at KNAB pled guilty and was given a fine of 1,800lats (2561 euro) and four years in jail.

 Veipa, head of the confidentiality maintenancedepartment pled not guilty and has been given a five year jail sentence for embezzlingtens of thousands of euro seized by KNAB.  

Both Imsa and Veipa were found to have spent the KNAB money on daily needsas well as foreign trips.

However, the prosecution did note that there was no proof for stating thatthe embezzelment was an attempt to displace KNAB chief Aleksejs Loskutovs whowas fired for irregularities in bureau funds in 2008.