Culture bureaucrat sentenced

  • 2003-01-09
TALLINNA court endorsed a settlement Jan. 7 in a simplified proceeding in the trial of Avo Viiol, ex-director of the national cultural foundation Kultuurkapital accused of stealing a large sum of the foundation's money. State prosecutor Piret Paukstys and Viiol had agreed to a plea bargain under which Viiol would go to jail for two years and eight months. The deal was endorsed by the Tallinn City Court. The national security police charged Viiol with gross embezzlement as well as forgery in official capacity. The court also ordered Viiol to repay the 8,521,910 kroons (544,530 euros) he em...
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