Judgement of acquittal of the violation of the Public Procurement Act and taking bribes
Attorney-at-law Aivar Pilv and attorney-at-law Marko Pilv successfully defended the client in a criminal case in which the defendant had been charged with violating the requirements for conducting public procurements. In the indictment under the Penal Code art 300 (1), the defendant was accused of violating the Procurement Act as an official when drafting procurement conditions to favor certain bidders and for that purpose in creating favorable conditions in procurement. In addition, the defendant was charged with taking bribes under the Penal Code art 294(2) subsections 2 and 3 for allegedly abusing his position in the preparation of public procurement terms. 5 different natural persons and 2 companies were prosecuted. On the 20th of December 2022 Harju County Court made a decision in a voluminous criminal case, by which the accused persons were acquitted of the charges against them and in relation to one person, the court terminated the proceedings due to the statute of limitations. A summary overview of the criminal case in question can be read in Estonian in Postimees.