Äripäev writes that Jaanus Teearu and Marek Kukk have been indicted and court hearings in the bribery charges will begin in October.
Both are suspected of having masterminded a scheme where Tafrix that won a lucrative contract to build a new depot building for the Pärnu Rescue Centre also built for them two homes in the Meremetsa housing estate near Pärnu.
At the time of contracting Tafrix, Teearu was head of the Pärnu County Rescue Service and Kukk was his deputy.
Tafrix that won the EEK 7 million construction tender in 2005 belongs to Taavi Jaaniste who is a classmate and long-time friend of Teearu.
According to the security police, simultaneously with building the new depot Tafrix made construction works at the private homes of Teearu and Kukk. Among others, Tafrix acquired construction materials at a discount and made construction works in the amount of EEK 368,491 at the private home of Teearu. Some of the costs made at Teearu’s home were accounted as costs made at the construction of the depot.
Although Teearu said he paid EEK 312,281 in cash to Tafrix for the construction materials and works, he did not pay VAT.
Taavi Jaaniste did not wish to comment the bribery accusation.