Bulgaria Prosecutors Take up FC Levski Fake Transfer Affair

Crime | October 7, 2009, Wednesday // 16:05|  views

Todor Batkov, owner of Levski Sofia FC (right) has been cheated with EUR 200 000 in the "fake transfer affair". Photo by BGNES

The Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office has started to investigate the so called fake transfer affair of the Levski Sofia football club.

The affair, in which the owner of the Levski FC, Todor Batkov, was tricked into believing the Russian team Rubin Kazan wanted to buy four of Levski’s stars for a total of EUR 5 B, happened shortly before the club was supposed to face its archenemy, FC CSKA Sofia. Without the four players in question, who were traveling to Moscow at the time of the match, Levski lost to CSKA 0:2.

The prosecutors have started an investigation for a document crime since Levski’s owner received a fake fax expressing interest in the transfers of the four players, and in order to start the transfer procedure Batkov deposited EUR 200 000.

The prosecutors have information that one of the persons involved in the scheme to deceive the Levski owner is a Russian citizen of Armenian origin.

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Tags: Todor Batkov, Levski Football Club, CSKA Sofia FC, transfer


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