site.btaVassil Bojkov Has Paid His Obligations to State, Distraint on His Property Lifted
Businessman Vassil Bojkov has paid his obligations to the State and the distraint on his property has been lifted, the National Revenue Agency said in reply to BTA's inquiry.
The financial inspection into Bojkov ended in July 2023 with the issue of an inspection statement. The obligation established during the inspection has been paid before the statement was issued, which is why the distraint on Bojkov's shares in 30 companies has been lifted, the National Revenue Agency said.
Once considered to be the wealthiest Bulgarian with assets worth between BGN 1.5 and 3 billion, Bojkov lost his gambling empire in early 2020 when Parliament outlawed private lotteries, and he was charged with evasion of more than BGN 700 million in gambling licensing fees, money laundering, extortion, bribery, murder, abetting in murder, attempted rape, leading an organized crime group since 2014, trading in influence, and unlawful possession of cultural assets. The businessman left the country before the full-scale crackdown against him and remained in the United Arab Emirates until August 25, 2023, when he arrived in Sofia by air after announcing his return earlier in the day in a Facebook post. Bojkov was detained at Sofia Airport and remanded in custody over one of the cases against him related to his gambling business. He has been under house arrest since September 5.