The Center Party has paid its debts to Midfield regularly, which begs the question whether this debt is something else?
Should Midfield declare bankruptcy, the document will surely find its way into the hands of the trustee who will then try to collect the money. Even if the party will succeed in identifying the document as null and void, it does not exempt it from potentially having to face litigation.
The case will surely undermine Savisaar's position as chairman. It is claimed Savisaar is greatly disturbed by the document surfacing. Conspiracy theories suggest that behind the letter there are real people, companies that have also been searched and been under surveillance, and that it cannot be ruled out some of these legal or physical persons have given statements to the Estonian Internal Security Service. It is possible they have been exempt from criminal responsibility as they have made deals or will appear in court as witnesses who will claim the money actually went somewhere else.
Here we can ask why some people cling to their position in the party so desperately. Savisaar, financial manager Kalev Kallo, and also Toobal for as long as he could.
Kalev Kallo said that he knows nothing of the letter. «I really do not know. There is no clarity right now, and I do not know how it was crafted. When the party will convene to discuss these matters beginning of next week, it will be the first time I will hear these explanations,“ Kallo affirmed. „I do not think the whole affair is as serious as it is being made out to be. One person cannot give such a guarantee in the name of the board. The document is either void or something like that. I really cannot tell you any more than that.»
No one knows anything
Center Party Deputy Chairman Jaanus Karilaid explained that the party has not issued such a document. «The signature has been given in the board's name; however, it is very likely the board was not aware of its existence,» he said.
«It has now come to light, and members of the board who have been informed will honor due diligence and act in an operative fashion. We want to get as much transparency as possible in terms of why was the letter signed, whether the board has authorized it, what legal and financial effect could it have on our budget,» Karilaid said.
The board of the Center Party will convene on Monday evening to shed light on the document and discuss the party's financial situation. The party's PR chief said that neither Savisaar, Toobal, nor Loone will be available for comments before next week.