TALLINN - Estonian Prosecutor General Norman Aas submitted applications to the Chancellor of Justice to make a proposal to the Riigikogu to agree to withdraw immunity from three MPs and on compiling statements of charges regarding them, reports Public Broadcasting.
Aas submitted the application regarding MPs Priit Toobal and Lauri Laasi on Feb. 21, and Urbo Vaarmann on Feb. 26.
The State Prosecutor’s Office wants to indict Riigikogu Center Party MPs Toobal and Laasi for abetting to commit private surveillance activities and violation of privacy of messages, i.e. for them asking Ivor Onksion to illegally enter the e-mail account of Hannes Rumm and bring e-mails he found there to them. The case first came to light at the beginning of 2012. The State Prosecutor’s Office also wants to indict Toobal for forging five cash reception orders that concerned cash donations to the party that didn’t take place.
The Prosecutor General wants to withdraw immunity from MP Urbo Vaarmann to continue court proceedings in his case of concerning giving bribes and of fraud from September 20101 to May 2013 for getting state support for renovation of buildings.
The decision of the Prosecutor General follows the decision of the Estonian Supreme Court on Feb. 17 that made the process of withdrawing immunity from MPs clearer and easier.