Bulgaria's Ex PM Faces Fine for Losing Confidential Reports

Domestic | July 7, 2010, Wednesday // 14:05|  views

Bulgaria's former PM Sergey Stanishev could face a BGN 5 000 fine over allegedly misplacing reports, containing confidential information. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev will face charges over allegedly displaced confidential reports by the National State Security Agency (DANS).

The Bulgarian daily “Dnevnik” announced Wednesday that in few days the charges against Stanishev will be announced.

Shortly after the beginning of his mandate, PM Boyko Borisov discovered that about ten DANS reports, given to his predecessor, were missing.

The Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office has stated that 6-7 of them contained confidential information and their negligent handling was a crime.

The corresponding law envisions only a BGN 5 000 fine for a defendant without any previous convictions, like Stanishev.

In November 2009, Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has requested Stanishev to be stripped from his parliamentary immunity in order to be investigated for allegedly losing documents and materials containing state secret information.

In response to this request, the former Prime Minister had voluntarily waived his parliamentary protection.

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Tags: Sergey Stanishev, Boyko Borisov, Boris Velchev, DANS report, confidential information


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