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Tallinn's ex-sports official Ilves arrested over corrupt procurements

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Estonian criminal police has last week arrested the Tallinn local government’s former top official in sports and youth affairs, Rein Ilves, accused of corruption-related crimes. The director of the capital’s Sports and Youth Department left the post in 2017 amid different scandals.

Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports on Monday, May 7, citing the daily Postimees that according to charges, Tallinn local government’s procurements to lead to the charges involved, won by Ilves’ nephew and classmate, cost Estonia’s capital city over 1.3 million euros.

Ilves and another arrested man are accused of giving preferential treatment in procurements held by the Tallinn Sports and Youth Department.

The current deputy head of the Tallinn city Sports Department, a participant in the respective procurement, has commented that the investigation was not surprising because an internal audit on the issue had discussed the procurement procedure.


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