Judgment in criminal case related to “Latvenergo” tender for reconstruction of Pļaviņas hydroelectric sets enters into force
17 October, 2019
On October 17, the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court (Senate) dismissed the cassation complaints filed by the accused and liquidator of SIA “Energy Consulting” against a judgment of the Riga Regional Court of June 7, 2019 imposing coercive measure on a legal entity SIA “Energy Consulting”, namely, money recovery in amount of 400 minimum monthly salaries of EUR 148 000. The Senate declined to initiate cassation proceedings in the case because the cassation instance had no doubts about the lawfulness of the appellate court’s judgment and the court had observed the limits for examination of the case when re-examining the case following the Senate's decision of April 25, 2019. The decision of the Senate is not subject to appeal.
By today's decision of the Senate, the sentence for three accused persons, who had already been sentenced by the Riga Regional Court's judgment of April 9, 2018, enter into force in a criminal case for corruption in connection with the “Latvenergo” tender regarding the reconstruction of the Plavinas hydroelectric power plant’s hydroelectric sets. By a judgment of the Riga Regional Court of April 9, 2018, the accused persons were found guilty of the charges brought against them. The former vice president of “Latvenergo” has been found guilty of bribery and sentenced to 4 years and 6 months imprisonment and barred for a term of 3 years for 6 months from holding office of a board member in state and municipal companies. The former production technical director of a company has been sentenced to 3 years and 6 months' imprisonment for accepting a bribe, and barred from holding office of a board member in state and municipal companies for a term of 3 years. The consultant of the company has been sentenced for a term of 3 years and 6 months for bribing.