Shareholder of Lithuania's Civinity charged with alleged money laundering in Latvia - media

  • 2022-06-14
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Deividas Jacka, CEO and shareholder of Civinity, one of the largest facility management and engineering solutions groups in the Baltics, has been charged in Latvia with alleged money laundering in connection with tenders for elevator maintenance in Riga, Jacka has confirmed to the news website.

He said that he had long had witness status in this case as it was the Civinity Group that had called on law enforcement institutions to open an investigation.

The Riga Regional Prosecutor’s Office told BNS that it referred a case to the Economic Court in May in which allegations were made against seven natural persons and two Latvian companies.

According to prosecutors, charges are related to tenders for elevator maintenance announced by the company Rigas Namu Parvaldnieks (RNP), which is controlled by the municipality of the Latvian capital, between 2013 and 2018. One of the defendants submitted bids in those tenders despite knowing that the company he represented lacked workforce to perform the contracts.

More than EUR 2 million had been paid for the work, of which more than EUR 1.9 million had been laundered by transferring funds to the accounts of other related companies, Riga prosecutors said.