The Riga Regional Court has re-examined the evidence in so the called digital TV criminal case acquitted all the defendants.
Dienas Bizness reports that the case relates to an agreement between Digital Latvian Radio and Television Centre (DLRTC) and Kempmayer Media Latvia, a subsidiary of Kempmayer Media Ltd, on the introduction of digital TV services in Latvia.
It adds that in the summer of 2019 the appellate court found a number of persons guilty in the case, with some Kempmayer executives being fined and receiving prison sentences.
All but one of these executives, along with other defendants, have now been acquitted, with the outstanding case against the former Kempmayer board member Andrejs Zabeckis to be considered separately on September 7.
The Riga Regional Court will provide further comments following the full judgement, which was originally scheduled for July 26. However, this date is subject to change due to the size and complexity of the case. Furthermore, the judgement can still be appealed in cassation.
Broadband TV News notes that the case dates back to the scandal surrounding the botched attempt to launch a digital terrestrial TV service in 2003.