Reform Party’s major financier loses court battle with a weekly05.09.2012, 11:00
Businessman and a major financier of the Reform Party, Neinar Seli, has lost his lawsuit against Eesti Ekspress weekly after the Supreme Court refused to review it, writes Postimees.
Ekspress wrote in 2008 that the land swapping scheme where privileged property developers were allowed to buy naturally protected land and exchange it against lucrative state-owned lots in large cities was developed by Seli who also helped to push through the necessary legal amendments long before the leaders of the People’s Union got involved.
Ekspress wrote that the first such land swaps were financed by Anti Seli, brother of Neinar Seli and with the support of Heiki Kranich, the then minister of environmental affairs who his a prominent member of the Reform Party.
Seli was demanding that Ekspress corrects false information that it had published and pays compensation for moral damages suffered by Seli from anonymous comments made to the article.