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SHOCK: Latvia’s former AML chief Ilze Znotina says she’s ‘disappointed’ at rejection by parliament; move scuppers Riga’s bid to host AMLA

AFC CHAMPION: Ilze Znotina the widely popular and hugely effective AFC chief for Latvia

By AML Intelligence Correspondents

LATVIA’S chances of hosting Europe’s new AML Authority were struck a serious blow today when the parliament in Riga failed to re-appoint anti-financial crime chief Ilze Znotina.

Ilze is widely seen as the leader who turned around Latvia’s reputation as the lagger in anti-financial crime regulation.

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