Priit Toobal

Priit Toobal (born 1 November 1983 in Suure-Jaani) is an Estonian former politician of the Estonian Centre Party. He was the Secretary General of the party from 2007 until 2015, the party's head officer in 2015, and former member of the Riigikogu between 2011 and 2015 representing the Järva County and Viljandi County constituency.

Priit Toobal in 2011

In October 2014, Toobal and Lauri Laasi were found guilty of instigating unauthorized surveillance after they had encouraged a third party to hack the email account of Hannes Rumm. Harju County Court gave Toobal a one-year suspended sentence with three years probation. Toobal and Laasi both appealed.[1] The case was taken to the Supreme Court, which upheld the previously given sentence in November 2015.[2] Toobal resigned from the parliament two days before the verdict.[3] As a result, in 2015, the Estonian Taxpayers Association awarded Toobal the title of Taxpayer's Enemy, along with Mihhail Stalnuhhin.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toobal and Laasi Found Guilty". ERR. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Center Party MP expelled from Parliament following guilty verdict by Supreme Court". ERR. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Center Party MP resigns 2 days before Supreme Court verdict is due, sexual harassment allegations emerge". ERR. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Sõbrad ja vaenlased" (in Estonian). Eesti Maksumaksjate Liit. Retrieved 1 June 2018.