News

26. Sep 2012

Termination of criminal proceedings

Today, on 26 September 2012, the Public Prosecutor’s Office issued a ruling by which it terminated the criminal proceedings instituted against Nordecon AS and a member of its management board, Erkki Suurorg, in November 2010.

Today, on 26 September 2012, the Public Prosecutor’s Office issued a ruling by which it terminated the criminal proceedings instituted against Nordecon AS and a member of its management board, Erkki Suurorg, in November 2010.

The criminal matter concerned the first procurement of services for the design and build of the Aruvalla-Kose road section arranged by the Estonian Road Administration. In connection with the procurement, Erkki Suurorg and Nordecon AS (at the time Nordecon Infra AS) were charged with suspicion of attempting to conclude an agreement for distorting competition and to engage in concerted practices, as well as of attempting to offer a bribe which in the course of the proceedings was reclassified to an attempt to grant gratuities.

The criminal proceedings concerning the attempt to grant gratuities were terminated by the Public Prosecutor’s Office already earlier, with a ruling issued on 20 June 2012. In today’s ruling, the Public Prosecutor’s Office found, based on evidence gathered, that the suspicions brought against Erkki Suurorg and Nordecon AS have no basis and terminated the criminal proceedings against them in their entirety.