Ex Bulgarian MP Goes Missing after Financial Crimes Scandal, Wanted

Crime | December 17, 2013, Tuesday // 17:40|  views

Hristo Biserov, former Deputy Speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament, who was charged with money laundering and document fraud, has been declared wanted in a nationwide search.

A month ago Biserov, former Deputy Speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament, was spotted for the first and last time after the scandal broke.

A reporter of local Standard daily saw Biservo leaving his own house in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, denying thus reports that the man has fled to Italy, where he and his wife are rumored to run a production business.

Upon leaving the house, obviously on the alert not to be detected by anyone, Biserov was confronted by a young man, who later explained he had to give the politician a parcel.

But Biserov managed to steer clear of the man, got into the car and sped away, nowhere to be found ever since.

Sofia City Court announced on Tuesday Biserov is wanted after he failed to take the witness stand in the case against Oktay Enimehmedov – the attacker of politician Ahmed Dogan, honorary leader of the Turkish party.

Last month local media claimed that CIA has exposed financial crimes of Hristo Biserov.

The reports came on the heels of information that the tipoff about the crimes has been sent to Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS) by a foreign special service.

Transfers from Biserov's Swiss account to assets of his stepson Ivaylo Glavinkov in Macedonia have attracted the attention of agents, and after a second tranche of USD 50 000, they have notified their Bulgarian counterparts.

Upon receiving the money, the two made deposits, withdrew cash and made bank transfers to related companies registered in the offshore zones of the Seychelles Islands.

The former Member of the Parliament is being also investigated for a false tax declaration.

Hristo Biserov, former Deputy Speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament and former Deputy Chairman of DPS has been a long-time key figure in the party's leadership, and has acted as MP from the party since 2005 until November 3, when he surprisingly resigned from all posts, citing personal reasons.

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