Lawyers of Savisaar delve into dossier
After eight long months of waiting, lawyers are finally able to familiarise themselves with file of the criminal case regarding the suspended mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar.
25.05.2016, Joosep VärkPM
The great Tartu bribery scandal
In Tartu, the Raadi city district development was seen as a shiny success story in the making. Like the harbour area in Tallinn, so to speak. Turns out, for the Soc Dem deputy mayor in charge Kajar Lember it brought accusations of accepting bribes. Mr Lember was not about city interests at all, it is suggested.
25.05.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Bribe rejected in Defence League, security police notified
In Võru County district, Defence League staff member recorded offering of bribe and had recourse to security police. With merely €100 in question, why was the case investigated?
10.05.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Notes point at Ain Kaljurand pocketing a million
State prosecutor's office and security police are brainstorming over options to use, in the Port of Tallinn executive management criminal case, notes at the disposals of investigators showing the criminal income of port's boss Ain Kaljurand thrice as large as formerly thought.
14.01.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Auto owners half guilty
Technical inspectors union head hopes all dishonest workers have been caught with none remaining in hiding. He adds, though, that such car owners are also to blame who expect to pass the roadworthiness test some easier way.
22.12.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Vehicles technically okayed for bribes
In October and end of November, Central Criminal Police detained five technical inspectors in Tallinn and Sillamäe suspected in repeated acceptance of bribed ans falsification of documents.
03.12.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Polish shipbuilder doesn't agree with corruption allegation
The Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding does not agree with the suspicion filed by prosecutors in Estonia that two members of their management have given a bribe to former managers of the Estonian state owned company Port of Tallinn to win a tender to build ferries for routes connecting the mainland and Estonia's big western islands.
Estonian prosecutors declare 2 Poles suspects in Port of Tallinn corruption probe
The Estonian Prosecutor General's Office has filed suspicions against two managers of a Polish shipbuilding company as part of the corruption investigation relating to the state owned company Port of Tallinn, spokespeople for the chief prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.
Young woman repeatedly flunked by examiners under criminal suspicion
With details emerging about the driving test examiners criminally suspected beginning to emerge, the ones examined by such are justified in asking how they can be sure they were not being flunked intentionally for the purpose of personal gain.
03.11.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: The Fall of Corruption
This fall, hardly a week goes by with no corruption case popping into public limelight. The former Port of Tallinn bosses. The Mayor of Tallinn suspected in accepting bribes. The incidents at local governments… The latest? Driving licence tests bribery suspicions at Road Administration, and a «passport mafia» network built on Police and Border Guard Board people.
«Can't say for sure,» Road Administration director-general Priit Sauk told Postimees when asked if bribes were limited to Tallinn division alone - where five out of nine examiners are suspected in accepting or arranging bribes.
33 months and €850,000 for parties at power
Two weeks ago, up popped this issue at parties' financing watchdog: what would be even a slightly rational reason for entrepreneur Hillar Teder, one under suspicion in Edgar Savisaar bribe scandal, to have so generously supported the three coalition parties these three years?
15.10.2015, Tuuli KochPM
Editorial: Augean Stables, Estonia
With an environment under a single individual or grouping for a longer while, own rules are established prescribing that once the situation changes, a great cleanup is needed. A dirty job, in all likelihood. The way mud wrestling goes, none of the participants stays clean - nor the ones to comment on the event. This is the way it seems to be going with ferryboat traffic to Estonia's major islands, for years the playground of a businessman Vjatšeslav Leedo.
ESTEVE suspects politics in bribery accusation
In limelight due to Port of Tallinn bribery scandal, ESTEVE Terminal thinks the accusations are related to battles for ferryboat procurement in no way related to the activities of the enterprise.
09.09.2015, Andres ReimerPM
Estonian prosecution suspecting Kiil of accepting millions of euros in bribes
Former member of the board of the Estonian state-owned Port of Tallinn, Allan Kiil, is being suspected of accepting bribes worth millions of euros while former chairman of the board Ain Kaljurand is suspected of accepting hundreds of thousands of euros in bribes, public prosecutor Laura Feldmanis said on Friday at a press conference.
Court to decide Friday morning whether to take Kaljurand, Kiil into custody
Whether former leaders of the Port of Tallinn, Ain Kaljurand and Allan Kiil, would be taken into custody in connection with the corruption scandal is most likely to be decided on Friday morning.
Editorial: corruption crossing borders
The political storm is rather mighty in Latvia, s stirred up by former railway chief Uģis Magonis arrested as suspected in accepting a bribe Thursday night last week.
Authorities search Oleg Ossinovski's workplace
Estonian authorities last week conducted a search on the Tallinn work premises of Oleg Ossinovski, a businessman caught in a corruption scandal in Latvia.
Study: 6 pct of Estonians admit bribing in past year
In Estonia 6 percent of respondents admit giving a bribe or granting a gratuity in the last 12 months, results of an international corruption study show.
Wholesaler accused of offering bribe
A wholesale company and its two chiefs face court trial accused of offering bribes to purchasing manager of a large retailer for every carton of juice sold.
06.03.2013, Risto Berendson