U.S. sanctions Latvian oligarch charged with corruption
Monday, 9 December 2019 The United States on Monday sanctioned Aivars Lembergs, the suspended mayor of Latvia’s seaport city of Ventspils and an oligarch with substantial influence in the country’s politics, over alleged corruption, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement.
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