Father of Staviski Crash Victim Used Charity Funds for Mercedes Lease

Crime | March 26, 2009, Thursday // 16:35|  views

Krasimir Gorsov has already admitted gambling away his daughter's charity fund but Thursday Court proceedings reveled he had spend additional money on the lease of a Mercedes automobile. Photo by Sofia News Agency.

Krasimir Gorsov spent the money from his daughter's charity fund to lease a Mercedes Benz automobile.

The information was revealed during the first Court proceedings against him Thursday.

On Tuesday, the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's office officially charged Krasimir Gorsov with stealing BGN 123 000 from the charity fund set up for his daughter Manuela.

Krasimir, the father of Manuela Gorsova, who was left in a coma in car accident caused by World figure skating champion Maxim Staviiski, has admitted misusing his daughter's accounts and has stated that he was gambling BGN 4,000-5,000 each night, sometimes loosing as much as BGN 6,000 in a matter of hours.

The Thursday trial was postponed for April 28 due to irregularities in the summoning of the accused, who was not found at the listed addresses.

In addition to gambling, Gorsov has spent the money on the lease of a Mercedes automobile, according to the Prosecutor in the case, Dimitar Petrov.

The Prosecutor vowed that Gorsov would be summoned regularly on April 28.

At the moment BGN 4,000 have been transfered for the lease.

Manuela's mother, Diana Gorsova, has deposited a civil claim for the amount of the funds misused by her husband.

According to the Bulgarian Penal Code, Gorsov faces up to 5 years behind bars.

On August 19 2008, the Bulgarian TV channel bTV aired an investigative report showing Gorsov gambling huge amounts of money and simultaneously feeding several slot machines with BGN 100 bills.

Manuela was left in a coma after a fatal car crash caused by world ice-dancing champion Maxim Staviiski on August 5, 2007. She is now back at home in Veliko Tarnovo after being given special clinical care in Israel and is expected to slowly recover from her comatose state.


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Tags: Krasimir Gorsov, Manuela, comatose, Maxim Staviski, crash, charity fund, gambling, Diana Gorsova


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