Deputy mayor arrested for graft

  • 2003-03-06
  • Aleksei Gunter
TALLINNVladimir Panov, Tallinn deputy mayor, was detained on March 4 in the afternoon when leaving a notary office in Tallinn on suspicion of accepting a bribe.The police detained Panov, 62, who was first on the Center Party's list of parliamentary nominees, for a period of 48 hours and declined to give further comments in order not to harm the investigation. "The suspect will face the charges and will be interrogated soon," said Indrek Raudjalg, a Tallinn police spokesman.Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar suspended Panov on March 4 until the end of the police investigation. "Panov is facing ser...
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