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Estonian Prosecutor: Polish Remontowa shipbuilder management promised EUR 1.2 mln bribe

BC, Tallinn, 25.11.2015.Print version
According to the Polish media site Onet, Polish shipbuilding company Remontowa Shipbuilding president Andrzej Wojtkiewicz and board member Jan Paszkowski transferred about 800,000 euros to the former management of the Estonian state-owned port company Port of Tallinn, while the total bribe was supposed to be 1.2 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.

"According to the suspicion, the men promised Port of Tallinn board member Allan Kiil more than a million euros as a bribe, a part of which had been forwarded by the time the public procedural acts were conducted. One of the men is suspected of money laundering, in addition to bribe-giving. According to the suspicion the bribe was given for concluding an agreement on building of ferries with the company TS Laevad," Public Prosecutor Laura Feldmanis told BNS on Tuesday.


Onet writes that the sum agreed upon was 1.2 million euros and about 800,000 euros have been forwarded to the former members of the port company's board.


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.


"Two people in management positions with the Polish shipbuilding company have been declared suspects in bribe-giving on a large scale. At the end of October employees of a Polish law enforcement agency questioned the men as suspects at the request of the Estonian Prosecutor General's Office, an official of the Estonian Internal Security Service was present during the conduct of procedural acts," Public Prosecutor Laura Feldmanis told BNS on Tuesday.


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.


Officers of the Internal Security Service (ISS) detained the chairman of the management board of Port of Tallinn, Ain Kaljurand, and member of the board Allan Kiil as suspects in bribe-taking on the Morning of Aug. 26 this year. The former board members are suspected of accepting bribes on a large scale over a period of several years.


Both remain in custody.


Three more people detained as suspects in bribe-giving and three others detained as suspected accessories to bribe-giving as part of the investigation were released by Aug. 28.


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