Alstom, Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office, Parex Bank

On 22 November 2011, the Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office announced that it ordered French company¬†Alstom to pay 31 million euros for bribery in Latvia, Tunisia, and Malaysia.

According to the Latvian press, the bribe recipients were Karlis Mikelsons, Aigars Melko, and Gunars Cvetkovs at state energy company Latvenergo.

The Latvian project was financed by Parex Bank, however this fact has been omitted from all Latvian media articles.

The Latvian authorities are refusing to prosecute the bribe recipients and bribe intermediaries.

pdf snapshop from 18 March 2012:

DB Alstom

link if not yet censored by Latvian authorities:

http://www.db.lv/razosana/energetika/sveice-soda-alstom-par-kukuldosana-latvenergo-mikelsonam-melko-un-cvetkovam-248528