Bulgarian Interior Chief Accuses Magistrate of Leaking Data

Crime | December 18, 2012, Tuesday // 19:28|  views

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetanov has often blamed the judiciary for rule of law problems. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has accused a mystery magistrate of leaking classified data for upcoming special police operations to suspects.

Tsvetanov referred in particular to two special police operations targeting financial crimes that were staged recently but refused to reveal the identity of the alleged corrupt judiciary official.

He said he sent a letter to Bulgaria's acting Chief Prosecutor Boyko Naydenov asking for a probe into certain investigations as well as into the work of the suspected corrupt magistrate.

In his words, the suspects that were targeted in the special operations of the Interior Ministry had a working lunch with the magistrate in question after which they deleted crucial data from their computers, and removed wanted paperwork from their offices.

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Tags: Boyko Naydenov, Chief Prosecutor, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Interior Minister, magistrate, magistrates, judiciary, judicial system, justice system, special police operations, special police operation, special operation


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