Controversial Ex-Sofia City Prosecutor Kicked Out of Judiciary

Crime | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 15:41|  views

Nikolay Kokinov. Photo by BGNES

Nikolay Kokinov, former Sofia City Prosecutor, has been dismissed from judiciary by the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council.

Kikinov was dismissed Thursday on disciplinary grounds, with 19 Supreme Judicial Council members voting in favor, while two abstained from voting and one was against the move.

Nikolay Kokinov resigned from the post of  Sofia City Prosecutor on April 26, 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Apart from that, Kokinov informs Borisov about the as-yet-unpublished results of an inspection of the prosecuting authority into alleged unauthorized use of special surveillance equipment.

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Tags: Nikolay Kokinov, Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, Ethics Committee, disciplinary action, Boyko Borisov, Miroslav Naydenov, wiretaps, Sofia City Prosecutor


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