February 19, 2018 / 5:19 PM / a month ago

Latvian central bank chief Rimsevics released from custody

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia’s anti-corruption agency released central bank Governor Ilmars Rimsevics from custody on Monday after accusing him of soliciting a bribe.

FILE PHOTO: Latvia's central bank chief Ilmars Rimsevics speaks during the international conference "Against The Odds: Lessons From The Recovery In The Baltics" in Riga, Latvia June 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo

Video footage from Latvian news portal Delfi showed Rimsevics rejecting the allegations as he was released.

“I disagree with it categorically,” Rimsevics told reporters.

Reporting by Gederts Gelzis; Editing by Catherine Evans

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