teisipäev, mai 30, 2006

Eesti Mayor of Mälmo to be Tried for Junket

From The Local, Sweden's News in English:

A senior Social Democrat politician in Malmö will go on trial this August charged with taking bribes.

Municipal commissioner Ilmar Reepalu is accused of accepting a free trip to Africa from businessman Dan Olofsson. He is being charged together with former governor of Skåne Bengt Holgersson. Olofsson is being charged with bribery.

"I think that this will be over with before the election," Reepalu told Swedish Radio.

Sweden goes to the polls on September 17th

According to Swedish Wikipedia, Reepalu was born in Estland in 1943 but found some very important reason to relocate to Sweden as a youngster.

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