Authorities Find Lv 427,000 in SABA Chief Secretary's Safe Deposit Box
111 JUSTICE - BULGARIANS ABROAD AGENCY SECRETARY - MONEY
Lv 427,000 in SABA Chief Secretary's
Safe Deposit Box
Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The Specialized Prosecution Office (SPO) has seized Bulgarian leva and foreign currency worth 427,000 leva from a safe deposit box belonging to the Chief Secretary of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad (SABA), Krassimir Tomov, SPO reported Tuesday.
Tomov and SABA's former head Peter Haralampiev are charged with corruption and malfeasance in office. According to the prosecuting magistracy, the two had taken bribes for issuing Bulgarian origin certificates to applicants for Bulgarian citizenship.
Tomov had failed to declare the money found in his safe deposit box, as stipulated by the counter-corruption legislation. He had only declared 25,350 leva in savings and 36,000 leva from wages. LI/MY