Prosecutor Extends Probe of Bulgarian Football Legend LechkovCrime | July 24, 2010, Saturday // 11:38| views
Sliven Mayor, Yordan Lechkov, was a key member of the Bulgarian football squad that finished fourth at the 1994 World Cup in the United States and is currently Vice President of the Bulgarian Football Federation. Photo by BGNES
The probe against the Mayor of Bulgaria’s Southern city of Sliven and former top football star, Yordan Lechkov, received a 6-month extension.
The information was announced Saturday by the spokesperson of the Sliven Regional Prosecutor’s Office.
The request was filed by the Monitoring Prosecutor in the case, Plamen Stefanov, who is also the Sliven Regional Prosecutor and was granted by the Appellate Prosecutor’s Office in the Black Sea city of Burgas on the grounds of need to collect additional evidence.
This is the second extension in the case against Lechkov, who is charged with inflicting damages on the Sliven municipality by reckless managements and with abuse of power during the August, 2008 – February, 2010 period.
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