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Estonian Prosecutor's Office declares Michal and Lillo suspects

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 31.07.2012.Print version
Estonian State Prosecutor's Office declared Reform Party member, justice minister Kristen Michal and Reform Party member Kalev Lillo suspects in a party-related misdemeanour, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

Michal and Lillo are suspected of violating regulations set on a party's economic activities or property, and if convicted, it would bring a financial punishment, State Prosecutor's Office said.


Kalev Lillo said in a press release that the suspicions are about the claims related to Silver Meikar published in the media before. Lillo said that only the prosecutor's office or the police can reveal the exact contents of the suspicions.


Lillo said after being interrogated on Monday that the investigation has been thorough. "There is reason to believe that the prosecutor's office and the police have talked to dozens of people to get clarity regarding the suspicions."


He stressed again that he is not guilty of what he is suspected of.


In May this year, Reform Party member Silver Meikar wrote in Postimees that he donated 115,000 EEK in 2009-2010 to the party that was not his money and the origin of which did not know. Meikar claimed that the proposal to donate the money in Meikar's name was made by current justice minister Kristen Michal who then was secretary general of the Reform Party. Meikar claimed that the money was mediated by Kalev Lillo who had a leading post in Reform Party head office then.


Michal should also be interrogated by the police yesterday.


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