Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Optimistic on Capturing of Vanished Mobsters

Crime | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 09:45|  views

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has expressed his certainty that the notorious mobster pair known as the "Galevi brothers" will be found and apprehended.

Angel Hristov and Plamen Galev aka the "Galevi brothers" disappeared after the Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation finally confirmed their organized crime sentences last week, and the two were supposed to be sent to jail for 5 and 4 years respectively.

"A warrant is issued for their arrest. I hope they will be discovered, I am sure they will be discovered if they are in the country. If they are not in the country, enough mechanisms exist for us to bring them back," Velchev told reporters on Thursday.

The Chief Prosecutor reminded that Hristov and Galev could not have been handcuffed immediately after they were sentenced, since they were not present in the courtroom when their verdicts were announced.

On May 3, 2012, Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cassations upheld Galevi's jail sentences issued by a lower instance. The magistrates, however, reduced Galev's sentence by two years and Hristov's by one on grounds they have clean criminal records and are known for charitable activities. Galev will thus serve 5 years behind bars while Hristov will be in jail for 4 years, both on charges of participating in an organized crime group dealing with racket and extortion.

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