Leaked Docs Expose Bulgarian PM as Police Mafia Informant

Crime | February 3, 2013, Sunday // 15:37|  views

A photo by Bivol shows the copy of the proposal to recruit current Bulgarian PM as a secret agent of the anti-mafia unit in 1996.

Documents, released Sunday by the site for investigative journalism Bivol.bg, reveal that current Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has been recruited in the past as a secret agent of the Central Services for Combatting Organized Crime, CSBOP.

Borisov's codename has been Buddha.

The documents have leaked anonymously through Bivol's platform Balkanleaks, which is modeled after the famous WikiLeaks, and have been revealed for the very first time.

The proposal to recruit Borisov dates from the distant date December 1996, when the late member of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, Nikolay Dobrev was Interior Minister, while Socialist, Zhan Videnov, was Prime Minister.

The officer, who has written and signed the proposal, is Mladen Georgiev, the current Chief Secretary of the State Agency for National Security, DANS, and former Director of Borisov's private security company IPON.

Georgiev grounds the proposal to recruit Borisov on the latter's "decriminalizing behavior," and his suspected ties with organized crime.

The pseudonym Buddha has been floating around since 2011, when the leader of the marginal, conservative Order, Law and Justice party, RZS, Yane Yanev, threatened to make scandalous revelations about the identity of agent "Buddha," about Borisov's contacts with shady oligarchs of the Transition Period, and the PM's membership in the Bulgarian Communist Party. (Borisov has openly admitted of being a Communist party member in the past.)

At the time, Yanev was in opposition and also kept threatening to "fire" the PM, but since then has turned into his closest ally.

When approached by the PIK agency Sunday on the "Buddha" subject, the conservative leader stated his party has been often the first one to announce "many things," but declined any further detail on grounds he needed time to examine the documents.

Mladen Georgiev has also denied comments before PIK, saying he had no time to deal with "insinuations," in addition to being on paid leave.

Expect further details.

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Tags: Bivol, proposal, recruit, Bulgarian PM, secret agent, Central Services for Combatting Organized Crime, CSBOP, Boyko Borisov, IPON, DANS, Mladen Georgiev, Nikolay Dobrev, Zhan Videnov, BSP, Buddha, Yane Yanev, RZS


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