“For a long time I could not find the prologue to the events that radically changed my life and made it almost unbearable. Until I analysed a huge number of piled up documents and happened to see a consistent plot. But all I want is to have my life back.”


(Inara Vilkaste, Riga-born entrepreneur)

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Convicted person Raimond Shtalberg has committed a new crime, but is still enjoying freedom

Repeated offender R.Shtalberg, sentenced to 3 years and 6 months of deprivation of liberty and a man from intelligence services sentenced to 4 years of deprivation of liberty for arson of state official V.Vashkevich’s car are still enjoying freedom. On April 18, 10 (ten!) years after the crime was committed a court of first instance tried a case on arson of Customs Criminal Board director, depu


Please meet: persons accused in so called „Case of Valdimir Vashkevich’s Subaru arson” Raimonds Shtalbergs and Edgars Gulbis.

In this criminal case previously convicted criminal Raimonds Shtalberg is being charged with the following: 1) organization of Vladimir Vashkevich’s (high-ranking official former Deputy Director General of State Revenue Service and Director of Customs Criminal Board) car arson; 2) theft of documents from I.Vilkaste. Employee of intelligence services, military officer of Saeima and State P


Where he got money from, or whom courts and State Revenue Service are giving a pass to in Latvia?!

A scandalous criminal with multiple arrests Raimond Shtalberg we already told about many times before (http://ow.ly/10zjmA, http://ow.ly/10zjtC и http://ow.ly/10zjDR ), "pulled in" his first criminal record from 1999 till 2004, when he was sentenced to 5 years in prison for fraud. During the investigation it was officially established that all the wealth, acquired by the hard work co


Special aspects of Latvian Justice or "Shtalberg’s cases".

Who was justified by Riga city District Court: a case on tax evasion of Shtalberg is being tried at present in Vidzemes outskirts court. Moreover, starting from 2008 a court is also trying a case, where Shtalberg together with former military officer of President and Saeima security service, are being charged with  arson of car of then head of Customs Criminal Board Vladimir Vashkevich.


Vladimir Vashkevich’s lawyer believes that E.Gulbis and R.Shtalberg, who are being accused for arsons and thefts, are dragging out the trial with malicious intent

Latvian Themis is about to break a record: the case is being tried at the court of first instance for eight years already. Criminal case on car arson of director of Customs Criminal Board, deputy director general of State Revenue Service Vladimir Vashkevich and theft of documents from entrepreneur Inara Vilkaste, is being tried at the court of first instance for almost eight years already. It i



One day a successful businesswoman finds herself in the middle of a criminal plot: Extortion, arson, a disappeared lawyer and shady investigations became the unintended daily business of Inara Vilkaste. She got involved in dozens of legal proceedings. There is no evidence against her, but the threats never stopped. 


After years of fighting in her home country she took her case to the European Court of Human Rights. She keeps courageously following her path to find her way back to a normal life!


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"I want my life back!"

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Press releases

2013/06/25 Inara Vilkaste addresses the Council of Europe regarding the unlawful actions of KNAB (Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau) ...more


2013/03/14 Attorney-in-law: The identical testimonies given by the employees of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) fuel suspicions of inadequate investigation process...more


2013/03/11 The case against Ināra Vilkaste’s 76-year-old housekeeper will be reviewed in court...more


2013/02/28 Vilkaste demands a 10 year prison sentence to Štālbergs in a court appeal...more