Two middle managers of Estonian Road Administration resign due to scandal

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Two middle managers of the Estonian Road Administration tendered their resignation on Friday after having admitted that they knew about the graft scheme.

«My role as a leader is to ask intermediate management where there eyes were,» director general of the Road Administration Priit Sauk said. According to Sauk he asked them if they see their role and think they should be held responsible for that. He added that the two men voluntarily resigned.

The two officials who resigned were head of the Northern region traffic area Aavo Sau and head of the Mustamae service bureau Aivar Leid.

The Estonian Central Criminal Police on Thursday detained five examiners of the Tallinn office of the Estonian Road Administration's vehicle register who are being suspected of graft. In addition, two people are suspected of arranging and giving bribes. According to suspicions the examiners repeatedly accepted bribes for letting people taking an examination pass.

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