Usakovs confirms that KNAB searched senior Riga City Council official’s office

  • 2012-09-18

RIGA - Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony Center) confirms that Corruption Prevention Bureau [KNAB] officers yesterday evening searched the office of Arija Stabina, a senior official at the Riga City Council's Housing and Environment Department responsible for distribution of municipal apartments.

Usakovs told reporters that Riga City Council currently did not have much information about the search, but an audit would commence tomorrow at the department to check the entire process of the distribution of municipal apartments dating back to 2009.

Usakovs said he did not know what Stabina was suspected of, adding that 2,800 residents received municipal apartments last year, including 150 who did not have to wait in lines.