Evgeni Dikov Appointed Interim Sofia City Prosecutor

Domestic | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 13:11|  views

Evgeni Dikov was appointed Thursday interim Sofia City Prosecutor by a unanimous vote of the Supreme Judicial Council. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has voted unanimously to appoint Evgeni Dikov interim Sofia City Prosecutor.

Dikov, a prosecutor at the Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassation, was appointed administrative head of the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office with 23 votes in favor at a Thursday sitting of VSS.

The vacancy opened after Nikolay Kokinov resigned from the post of Sofia City Prosecutor in end-April, following the publication of scandalous leaked wiretaps of a conversation between him, former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, and former Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov.

Borisov, Naydenov and Kokinov are heard discussing options for obstructing court proceedings against Naydenov who faces charges of corruption and malfeasance in office.

Apart from that, Kokinov informs Borisov about the as-yet-unpublished results of an inspection of the prosecuting authority into alleged unauthorized use of special surveillance equipment.

The case is being investigated by the Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassation.

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) approved Kokinov's resignation from the post of administrative head of the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office at an extraordinary sitting on April 29.

Kokinov also filed his resignation as a magistrate but the motion could not be put to the vote until the finalization of disciplinary action against him over breaches of the principle of random assignment of cases.

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Tags: Evgeni Dikov, Supreme Judicial Council, Sofia City Prosecutor's Office, Sofia City Prosecutor, Nikolay Kokinov, Boyko Borisov, Miroslav Naydenov


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