Bulgaria Has Not Been Notified by UAE of Gambling Magnate's Reported Release
February 16 (BTA) - The Foreign Ministry Sunday said Bulgaria has not been informed by the UAE about a release from custody of gambling magnate Vassil Bojkov.
Ambassador Bogdan Kolarov has sent an urgent enquiry to the UAE authorities to confirm or deny earlier Bulgarian media reports claiming that Bojkov had been released.
Bojkov was charged in Bulgaria with evasion of fees, money laundering, extortion, bribery, murder, rape, leading an organized crime group since 2014, trading in influence and unlawful possession of cultural valuables. He left the country before the attack against him went in full swing and was later arrested in the UAE, from where Bulgaria hopes to get him extradited.