On 7 March 2019, Saeima Deputy Aldis Gobzems (Independent) released evidence that Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (Jauna Vienotiba) received millions of euros from a company registered in Cyprus and linked to a Russian citizen. We thank and applaud Gobzems for making this information public.
We are not surprised to learn that Karins is on the payroll of a shady Russian. Karins was a recipient of the May 2005 whistleblowing letter against Parex Bank, which he ignored even though he was Minister of the Economy and it was the largest fraud in Latvian history. We can show from emails that he was informed in January 2006 that the whistleblower was hiding and receiving murder threats, and he ignored that also.
The result was that Parex was looted, the national economy collapsed, and 20% of the population fled. The largest recipients of money flowing out of Parex appear to have been: the Kargin family, the Krasovitsky family, Yuri Shefler (US Treasury warning list), Oleg Boiko (US Treasury warning list), Eduard Khudainatov (Tambovskaya Mafia and US Treasury sanctions list), and Grigory Rabinovich (Tambovskaya Mafia). The Tambovskaya Mafia, according to the Spanish government, was a violent heroin and sex-slave trafficking organization linked to Vladimir Putin which used money-laundering platforms at Parex.
Another detail from the same whistleblowing is that Karins is bankrupting Riga City. Part of the whistleblowing was about Solaris Bus paying bribes to Riga City through Parex. This racket started in 2002, Karins learned of it in 2005 and did nothing, and therefore the racket continued until 2018 with perhaps one hundred million euros stolen. This is small compared with the billions that disappeared from Parex, but it is significant because it shows that as long as Karins keeps lying about the whistleblowing and lying that Parex collapsed because of ‘Sweden’ (that is the official story from Jauna Vienotiba), we can expect the same criminals to continue stealing more money from us.
John Christmas was the whistleblower from Parex Bank. He gave fraud information to Ernst & Young in 2004. He gave fraud information to the Latvian government in 2005. He was terrorized with threats and fled from Latvia. Ernst & Young and the Latvian government ignored the information.
The Parex fraud grew much larger and caused the Latvian Financial Crisis in 2008.
Now in 2012, there still has never been any investigation of the whistleblowing by Latvian (or European) authorities even though the fraud occurred in Latvia (and Europe).
This is a declaration written by John Christmas in January 2010. The declaration was written at the request of Varu Tautai. A translation (with a few errors) used to be online at VaruTautai.lv. Most of the information in the declaration has been censored in the Latvian media.
One note: In January 2010 when the declaration was written, it appeared that the FBI and United States Department of Justice were not going to use the information that they received from Christmas in October 2007. However, in April 2010 it was revealed that the information was used in the USA versus Daimler settlement. The FBI was back in communication with Christmas immediately after the announcement of the settlement.
Krisjanis Karins was Latvian Minister of the Economy at the time John Christmas blew the whistle on Parex Bank. Karins was one of the recipients of the original whistleblowing letter from 2005, together with Einars Repse (Minister of Defense), Ilmars Rimsevics (Governor of the Bank of Latvia), and Janis Maizitis (General Prosecutor).
All of these gentlemen ignored the whistleblowing and therefore hold reponsibility for causing the Latvian Financial Crisis. However, Latvian newspapers refuse to inform the Latvian people and therefore the same men are still running Latvia in 2012.
When Christmas began receiving murder threats from Parex, Karins told Christmas to report the problem to Janis Kazocins at the Latvian Constitutional Protection Bureau. Kazocins also ignored the problem and sat and watched while the national economy was destroyed. He also remains in power today.