Police detain national vehicle registration head

  • 2008-11-06
  • TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS
TALLINN - The Harju County Court has remanded into custody the acting chief of the office of the national vehicle registration center ARK in the town of Maardu for corruption.

Riho Kartau was detained on Tuesday for allegedly taking a number of bribes to allow vehicles to be placed on the register.

Also remanded in custody was the man who is believed tohave acted as a go-between in the graft scheme in the small town situated a few kilometers from Tallinn.

This is the second corruption scandal that the vehicle registry has suffered in recent months. In mid-October the same court convicted Mart Muur, former chief of the ARK office in Maardu, for falsification of documents and fined the 61-year-old 21,725 kroons (1,388 euros).