Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor: I Can't Believe This Is Happening!

Domestic | April 29, 2013, Monday // 11:42|  views

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has expressed his dismay at the latest developments in the wiretapping scandal shaking the country.

Monday Tsatsarov made his first statement regarding a leaked conversation among former PM Boyko Borisov, ex Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov and now resigned Sofia City Prosecutor Nikolay Kokinov.

In the conversation, the three discuss ways to thwart ongoing proceedings against Naydenov, who has been charged with abuse of power.

In another highly questionable move, Kokinov is heard revealing to his interlocutors yet unpublished details of an investigation that found massive violations in the use of special surveillance devices under Borisov and his Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

"I never expected that so many events will happen since my appointment as Chief Prosecutor on January 10," said Tsatsarov Monday.

"I never expected that these events can put the prosecution to such a great test, or that they will have to do with such deep problems of public life," added he.

"In the end of the day, I never expected that for little over three months things will happen that have failed to happen for years," said the Chief Prosecutor.

Tsatsarov was resolute that the prosecution will do everything required to ascertain the truth regarding the recorded conversations, and to formally charge everyone who is revealed to have engaged in criminal activities.

The Chief Prosecutor also stated that he will not allow the prosecution to "become hostage" to political processes, including upcoming May 12 early general elections.

Ex PM Boyko Borisov is leader of Bulgaria's former ruling GERB party, while former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov is his aide, also serving as GERB's election campaign manager.

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Tags: Sofia City Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, Nikolay Kokinov, Boyko Borisov, Miroslav Naydenov, Watergate, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, special surveillance devices. GERB, elections


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