Corrupt KAPO official may go to prison for four years

10.04.2012, 13:31

Indrek Põder, former high-ranking employee of Estonian security police or KAPO who is suspected of accepting a bribe, is hoping to get away with a four year prison sentence.

According to information available to Eesti Päevaleht, the prosecutor is warming to the idea.

For good conduct, Põder has a realistic chance of getting out of the prison in two years.

The prosecution is also proposing to confiscate Põder’s ill-gotten gains such as his extensive property holdings.

Among others, the state is likely to confiscate his hunting estate in Võrumaa that has seven different buildings.

Kadri Tammai, press spokesperson of the public prosecutor’s office, did not confirm nor deny that the prosecution may settle for a four-year prison sentence.

“This criminal case has not yet gone to the court and the settlement negotiations are still ongoing. Therefore, it’s too early to talk about the charges or the contents of the settlement,” said Tammai.