The football referee and former employee of the NRA Borislav Nikolaev Kolev is a partner in the company “Struma Art Stroy” with Velislav Hristov Milenkov, who is the nephew of the mayor of Simitli Apostol Apostolov, showed a check of BRRD in the Commercial and Property Register. Borislav Kolev was detained for 72 hours on charges of money laundering – BGN 53 million for Hemus Motorway, withdrawn from International Asset Bank in “bags and sacks”.
The mother of Velislav Hristov Milenkov is Nina Stefanova Milenkova. She is the head of the branch of First Investment Bank in Simitli and is the sister of Apostol Stefanov Apostolov – mayor of the city. Her son Velislav Milenkov (born 83), has a business with solar installations and is also a football referee like Borislav Kolev and his uncle Apostolov. In October 2019, he registered Struma Art Stroy together with Kolev. Before v. “24 Hours” Milenkov claims that he met “Bobby” during the refereeing, and the company had no activity.
Mayor Apostolov is close to GERB and became famous because of the former head of “Agromah” Metodi Bachev. On a holiday in the Simitli village of Cherniche, Bachev was recorded claiming that Apostol Apostolov had an intimate relationship with the then Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. Apostolov himself was also present at the feast.
After Bachev’s video became virtual on social networks, he was briefly arrested with an unclear accusation. The mayor of Simitli officially denied the information, saying “I did not sleep with Boyko Borisov.”
A prosecutor’s action was launched against Agromah. Offices of the company were searched and millions of euros in cash were found there. Subsequently, the case sank and fell asleep without charges, but “Agromah” was renamed “Groma Hold”.
Two dead in the Hemus scheme
Metodi Bachev is part of the scheme with which millions of Hemus were drained. He died surprisingly of a heart attack after a minor operation on June 5, 2020. At that time, Bachev is the owner of the company “Bul Stroy Group IG” Ltd.
According to investigators, immediately after the death of Metodi Bachev and before the new owner was registered, which happened in August 2020, “Bul Stroy Group IG” began to receive millions from “Water Construction – Blagoevgrad”, associated with “Groma Hold” (the former “Agromah”). For the period June 11, 2020 to June 27, 2021, BGN 70,530,000 have been transferred to this company.
Then “Bul Stroy Group IG” starts transferring the money to four companies – fuses created or transferred to destitute persons and Roma activists. Subsequently, proxies of the companies withdrew millions of cash and handed them over to the same “man”, as the deputy head of GDBOP called him in a TV interview.
“The Man” turned out to be Borislav Kolev, who was present at the withdrawal of the money, investigators say. According to them, Kolev, who is a former senior inspector at the Territorial Directorate of the National Revenue Agency in Sofia, has organized the scheme with the companies – fuses and proxies.
Metodi Bachev is not the only one who died in the scheme. The largest amount was withdrawn in cash with a power of attorney formed to Krasimir Dimitrov Mitrikov, a destitute person from the village of Zlatia, an investigation by BRRD and Zov News showed. He received BGN 18,618,077 at the cash desk. as a proxy of the company “Vindor Montana” Ltd., after which he died of Covid-19. Our information was confirmed by Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov to journalists. He said he hoped there would be no other victims of the coronavirus in this affair.
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