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Police ask to start prosecution of six persons involved in Trasta Komercbanka liquidation

Staff Writer | January 8, 2018
At the end of last year, the State Police asked the prosecutor's office to start criminal prosecution of six persons involved in liquidation of the joint-stock company Trasta Komercbanka, including former insolvency administrators Maris Spruds and Ilmars Krums, cites LETA.
Trasta Komercbanka
Banking   The joint-stock company
After finding out about possible violations during the liquidation of Trasta Komercbanka, the State Police's Economic Crime Department in Latvia in January 2017 opened a criminal process on extortion and large-scale money laundering by an organized group.

The police investigation established that, in 2016, two insolvency administrators, born in 1980 and 1971, used the Trasta Komercbanka liquidation process for personal gain and joined up with four men, born in 1969, 1977, 1970 and 1953, to run an extortion scheme. The group is also suspected of large-scale money laundering.

In June 2017, the State Police carried out sixteen searches, seizing a number of important documents and arresting several properties, luxury automobiles, and hundreds of thousands of euros in cash.

Six persons were detained in the case, of which one, Spruds, is still in custody.


 

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