Head Prosecutor, Anti-Money Laundering Division
Prosecutor General's Office, Latvia
Mr Juriss has 22 years’ experience in investigating, prosecuting or adjudicating public procurement fraud and/or money laundering including high-profile financial and economic cases involving organized crime, bribery of high officials, and money laundering. Work experience: In 1999, Mr Juriss worked as a Prosecutor for the Prosecution Office for Investigation of Financial and Economical Crimes. 2000 – 2010, he worked as a Prosecutor for the Specialized Prosecution Office for Organized Crime and Other Branches. 2010 – 2020, Mr Juriss worked as a Prosecutor for the Major Crimes Division of the Criminal Justice Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office. Since 2021, he has been working as Head Prosecutor for the Anti - Money Laundering Division of the Criminal Justice Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office. Mr Juriss has also been active in developing the guidelines on investigating and prioritizing money laundering and corruption cases. Since 1999, Mr Juriss has been working at several universities as an Assistant Professor. Mr Juriss has also been conducting lectures for police, prosecutors and judges on issues including financial and economic crimes prosecutions and other issues. In 2021, Mr Juriss gave about 30 lectures to investigators, prosecutors and judges on the investigation of money laundering, corruption and other economic and financial crimes. Mr Juriss is author of several publications. Education: PhD in Law (Dr.iur.). Doctoral Thesis - Laundering of the proceeds from crime.