Railway company CEO suspected of bribing Fedorenko in custody
The Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS) has accused railway company E.R.S. CEO Sergei Balõbin of bribing Estonian Railways (EVR) board member Sergei Fedorenko. Both men were taken into custody on Saturday.
State Prosecutor Laura Feldmanis sought permission from Harju County Court to take Fedorenko and Balõbin into custody. With the court's permission, the two men were taken into custody for an initial period of up to two months.
The ISS first arrested Fedorenko, Balõbin and another two persons suspected of aiding in giving a bribe on Friday.
A criminal investigation was launched on the basis of the articles of the Penal Code addressing giving and accepting bribes.
ISS officers on Friday also conducted searches of the offices of transit terminal operator Vopak E.O.S. and its subsidiary E.R.S.
Feldmanis told ETV news broadcast "Aktuaalne kaamera" that no legal persons have yet been charged in this case.
The investigation will be carried out by ISS under the direction of the Office of the Prosecutor General.
Editor: Aili Vahtla