Latvian central bank governor arrested by anti-corruption officers

Глава центрального банка Латвии Илмар Римшевич

Latvia's central bank manager, Ilmars Rimsevics, has been suspended by the country's anti-corruption agency. Latvian media said officers of the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) had also staged raids at the bank governor 's residence and his offices at the Bank of Latvia.

Maris Kucinskis, the prime minister of Latvia's bank, confirmed that none of the official nor he should intrude the anti-corruption agency's work.

"When KNAB considers it possible to give additional information to the public, it will do so", he added.

The agency, called KNAB, couldn't immediately be reached for comment. The KNAB would neither confirm nor deny the report. The spokeswoman at the European Central Bank declined to comment. Investigators suspect that an organized criminal group, which has been operating in Latvia for quite a long time, has been using its members' office powers and political influence to extort bribes, including from credit institutions.

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The government is due to hold an emergency cabinet meeting on Monday.

Latvian Economics Minister Arvils Aseradens commented on public radio Sunday that Rimsevics' arrest poses serious risks to Latvia's global reputation.

Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said on Twitter that he would meet the National Security Council to discuss the "situation in the banking sector", without specifying a date.

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