Kallas trial to end just shy of elections

  • 1999-03-04
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - The criminal case against Siim Kallas, leader of one of Estonia's largest opposition parties, is to be decided on March 5, two days before the country's elections. The leader of the Reform Party and former president of the Bank of Estonia, Kallas has been charged with submitting false information and abusing power in the trial concerning the missing $10 million from the North Estonian Bank. Urmas Kaju, former adviser to the Bank of Estonia, is facing the same charges. Both Kallas and Kaju deny the allegations. As leader of one of the stronger political parties, Kallas could be a c...
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