Former commander acquitted

  • 2003-04-24
TALLINNA lower-level Tallinn City Court acquitted on April 21 retired General Aleksander Einseln, former Commander of the Estonian Defense Forces, of misuse of powers in connection with illegal arms trade in the Estonian General Staff. The court acquitted Einseln, 71, on the basis that it had found his actions did not constitute a criminal offense, a spokesman for the Tallinn City Court said.The court returned the materials concerning the case of Einseln's co-defendant, Lauri Vaino Juhani Ravanti, 72, representative of the Finnish weapons company Ultramatic, for additional investigation, as...
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