Maltese investigators have asked help of the Latvian anti-money laundering office to trace the payments via the shady Latvian bank in the alleged corruption case which, coupled with a murder of a journalist, has shook the little Mediterranean country, but there is no formal criminal investigation opened and the probe is slow, Re:Baltica has learned.
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