The state prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday, Oct. 3, it had
reversed a decision by police to reject a complaint from British
law firm Brown Rudnick alleging Latvian banks were used to
launder $19 million.
Prosecutors have checked material linked to the case and
sent the complaint back to the police for further investigation
as it was rejected without considering the facts presented.
In July, Latvian authorities received a letter from Brown
Rudnick, acting on behalf of London-based Hermitage, once the
largest foreign investor in Russia and for whom Magnitsky
worked, alleging six Latvian banks had been involved in
laundering $19 million.