The producer of dairy products with the brand “Josi” Georgi Tsolov Georgiev asked prosecutor Ivan Stoimenov Geshev for assistance against his partner. In return, he transferred to Geshev’s father a stake in his company. But instead of “finishing” the partner, Geshev turned against Georgiev, who lost everything. The chilling story of Georgiev, who has filed signals with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice, also finds documentary confirmation in the Commercial Register.
The story of using the prosecution as a bat is reminiscent of the “Eight Dwarfs” case. It began in 2013 when the co-owner of “Josi” Ltd., one of the largest companies in the dairy industry, incriminated his partner Simeon Prisadashki in gray accounting, draining of the company and non-payment of VAT.
Because of his personal acquaintance with Ivan Geshev, then a regular prosecutor in the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office, Georgi Tsolov turned to him for assistance in removing Prisadashki and offered him a property benefit – a share in his company. As a result of the “deal”, however, Georgiev lost his company, was forced to pay BGN 30,000. “peace fee” and set fire to his home.
As proof of gray accounting, Georgiev presented recordings and documents in 2019 at an open press conference at BTA organized by the BOETS Association. However, he did not mention specific names and the case did not arouse public interest.
Recently, Georgi Georgiev again told about these events in Lyuba Kulezich’s show “Honestly” on December 8, where he mentioned the name of Prosecutor General Geshev:
“Ivan Geshev, who was at a low level prosecutor… he made a commitment and got acquainted with almost all the details of the violations I had found, he took one move, connecting me with his close lawyer, Velimir Atanasov,” Georgiev said.
Before the BRRD, Georgi Georgiev gave other details about this commitment of the prosecutor. He said that Ivan Geshev had met with prosecutor Emilia Rusinova, who was then his direct head of the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office, to ask her to launch investigative actions against Prisadashki.
Rusinova, however, was very close to Simeon Prisadashki and refused to assist in his “finishing”, Geshev told Georgiev after the meeting.
Approached by phone with a question whether she is close to Simeon Prisadashki Emilia Rusinova did not deny, but refused a specific answer with the words: “I do not give interviews, please do not contact me for such things.”
“We are family acquaintances” – this is how Prisadashki characterizes on the phone his relationship with the former head of the Sofia investigation Rusinova. He denied that he had received support from Rusinova in his trade discussions with Georgiev for the company “Josi”.
After hitting a wall with the “family acquaintance” Rusinova, Geshev offered Georgiev another scheme to deal with Prisadashki. He directed him to the former judge and subsequently lawyer Velimir Atanasov, who had to documentary the following: exclusion of Simeon Prisadashki from the company and simultaneous transfer of a share of “Josi” to a relative of Geshev.
This transfer was also mentioned in the show of Lyuba Kulezich, but Georgiev did not mention the name of the person to whom he transferred a share of his company.
“If I have to mention it, I have to mention other names, let the investigators do their job. I’ve had dozens of times a statement.”
In the show Georgi Georgiev was accompanied by his namesake from DG BOETS, also Georgi Georgiev. Then the leader of BOETS received threats over the phone, he told our reporter.
Geshev’s father – partner in “Josi”
However, BRRD and BOETS found with documents that the transfer of shares took place and Stoimen Todorov Geshev – father of Ivan Geshev – appeared as a new partner in Josi. All documents on the case are available in the entry with the number 20140827112213 and are available with an electronic signature here.
This circumstance gives weight to Georgi Georgiev’s story, according to which, if it is credible, Ivan Geshev has committed acts of service against a promised and realized property benefit. In the Penal Code, this is the definition of bribery, regardless of the outcome of these actions.
A check of the BRRD and BOETS in the archives of the court and in the Commercial Register revealed that on August 14, 2014 the partner in the company “Josi” Simeon Prisadashki was expelled and Stoimen Todorov Geshev took his place as a partner Applications for registration of these circumstances are public in the Commercial Register. They were not finally registered, as Prisadashki appealed his exclusion in court.
An additional check in the Property Register showed that the person Stoimen Todorov Geshev, born in 1939, and his wife have donated property to the person Ivan Stoimenov Geshev with PIN matching that of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev. Thus, the suspicion that Stoimen Geshev from “Josi” is another person is eliminated. This is about Ivan Geshev’s father.
As evidenced by the documents in the Commercial Register, att. Velimir Atanasov accompanied Georgi Tsolov Georgiev to a notary, before whom a statement of findings for a general meeting and expulsion of Prisadashki from “Josi” was prepared. It is alleged that he committed financial violations worth BGN 300,000. Prisadashki’s lawyer was also present before the notary and objected that the meeting was illegal. /Facsimile/
According to documents, Geshev – father receives only 2% of the company’s capital, which, according to the annual financial statements of “Josi” for 2013 equals 605 thousand. Lv. According to Georgi Georgiev, the agreement with Geshev – son was for 20% or BGN 121,000. of the capital, but lawyer Velimir Atanasov, who prepared the documents, entered only 2%.
The company itself stood well on the market at that time and had an offer from a Greek company to be bought for 6 million euros. With such a capitalization of the company, Stoimen Geshev’s modest two percent swell to BGN 240,000.
Twist: Geshev vs “Josi”
The “insignificant” share for Stoimen Geshev, however, did not appeal to the future Prosecutor General, who refused to assist in the removal of Prisadashki, and Georgi Georgiev was threatened and threatened that if he did not pay BGN 30,000, he was not allowed to pay BGN 30,000. He will be repressed.
The payment by Georgi Georgiev took place in the office of the same lawyer Velimir Atanasov in the presence of Stoimen Geshev. After taking the money, Atanasov informed Georgiev that after a week he had an agreement to see Ivan Geshev in Greece.
Despite the “ransom” paid, Georgiev’s house was set on fire and the repression against him continued.
Simultaneously with these events, Prisadashki appealed his expulsion as a partner. A court saga began, which had not yet ended, but in practice after 2014 Georgiev was removed from his company and his business was in the hands of his former partner.
According to Georgiev, all this was due to the change of attitude of Ivan Geshev, who was not happy that his father received only 2% of the company, and not 20% as he was promised.
It was after this moment that the course of the investigation into the criminal scheme for VAT draining and financial abuse in “Josi” turned against Georgiev, and all his signals, including those submitted personally to Ivan Geshev, ended in termination.
All this is described in a signal of Georgi Georgiev to the Ministry of Interior, on which he was recently questioned, the BRRD learned. Stoimen Geshev was also questioned.
Georgiev has also submitted a signal with similar content to the Ministry of Justice. In it, the businessman points to specific examples incriminating Ivan Geshev in criminal inaction and concealment of economic crimes, as well as the repression against him by the Prosecutor’s Office. BRRD and BOETS we have the incoming number and the text of the signal. Georgiev also makes other scandalous allegations about Geshev’s actions in the CCB case, for which, however, there is no documentary confirmation or a second witness.
The DNC tried to contact Adv. Velimir Atanasov, who is a former judge of the Sofia District Court, left
in 2008. He did not answer our numerous phone calls.
The Public Relations Office of the Public Prosecutor’s Office did not respond to the questions we sent.
Ninth Dwarf – Attorney General
The story with “Josi” strongly resembles the case with the company “Izamet”, told by businessman Iliya Zlatanov to ACF and Bivol two years ago and became popular as “The Eight Dwarfs”.
Zlatanov sought the help of Petyo the Euro to resolve through the prosecution a business conflict with his own son, with whom he is partners in the elevator company Izamet. In return, he transferred part of his business and paid in cash and gold. A specialized prosecutor’s office accused his son, but subsequently Zlatanov’s entire business was obsessed with Petyo Euro and his wife Lyubena Petrova.
According to Georgiev’s story – “Josi”, such an arrangement for the investigation of a business competitor and partner was with Ivan Geshev. The subsequent events, however, led to the “finishing” of Georgi Georgiev himself.
Prisadashki not only managed to dispose of “Josi” alone, but also to declare the company bankrupt. This is done through a debt of 1.5m euros. Lv. to a bank bought by his wife’s company – “Monica 871” Ltd. In 2020, the debt was ceded to the newly established company “IMS 2020” Ltd. The owner of “IMS 2020” is Ivanka Slavkova, close to Prisadashki. A check in the Property Register shows that in 2001 Sam. Prisadashki sell an apartment in Sofia to the Slavkov family.
The debt is secured by numerous properties and the production base of Josi, which in the past was one of the largest producers of dairy products exported abroad. A public auction for the sale of the company’s assets is forthcoming.
However, Prisadashki’s legal claims against the decision to exclude him from “Josi” and as a partner to intervene Stoimen Geshev were finally rejected by SCC decision number 306 of 17.10.2018.
Currently, there are no obstacles for the entry in the Commercial Register, conceived by Ivan Geshev in 2014, to be realized. However, this will make Georgi Georgiev and Stoimen Geshev debtors of the NRA. According to the registers of the revenue agency “Josi” owes BGN 555,705.96.
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