The business daily Äripäev has obtained investigative documents revealing the extent of several corruption cases in Narva tracing back years ago.
Last week, the newspaper wrote that the retailer Maxima is suspected of paying off Narva politicians and administrators to the tune of half a million euros in an effort to open a store in the city. The investigation was launched in 2008 but details held by the newspaper have not previously been reported.
Today, the newspaper revealed another case, in which 90,000 euros allocated for the construction of the publicly owned Narva sports center vanished into thin air. The money was reportedly taken out of a Tallinn ATM in 2005. That case has since been shelved by investigators.
There is also a link between the two cases, as a company named Limfort Invest was on the receiving end of the payments both times.