site.btaProsecutor General Submits Request to Remove Boyko Borissov's Political Immunity
Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev submitted a request to the 49th National Assembly to remove the political immunity of MP and former prime minister Boyko Borissov at the proposal of the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office (SCPO).
SCPO proposed to Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev Monday to approach Parliament to lift the immunity from prosecution of B.B., a former prime minister and MP of the 49th National Assembly, the prosecution service said in a press release on Tuesday. The only person with these initials who answers the description is GERB leader Boyko Borissov.
The proposal is promoted by pretrial proceedings popularly known as Barcelonagate, in which evidence incriminating the MP of money laundering has been collected.
The press release specified that the former prime minister provided the proceeds from crime to third parties for the purchase and renting of immovable properties abroad.
On May 25, the GERB leader was questioned at the SCPO in the Barcelonagate case and about abuse-of-power allegations against him.
By decision of the Central Election Commission dated, Boyko Borissov was declared a people's representative in the National assembly and after taking the oath on April 12, he became a person with political immunity. According to the Constitution, criminal prosecution against a peoole's representative is possible only with the permission of the National Assembly or with the written consent of the MP in question.