In the Gordian knot of our justice system, many corruption plots and “dirty little secrets” are intertwined. And sometimes bigger and dirtier. In the last 10 years, three fellow students have proved to be the most influential people in the SJC and in the system of justice in general. One of them is the former Prosecutor General and current “gray cardinal” of the state prosecution. Sotir Tsatsarov. The second is the current President of the Supreme Administrative Court. Georgi Cholakov. The third person, for whom the judicial system, and especially YOU, acts as a magic lamp, fulfilling all sorts of desires, is the condemned person. Veselin Petkov Dimitrov, better known in circles as Vesko “Lutenitsata”. Currently, he is a lawyer, but before the verdict he was an administrative judge, and before that he administered justice in commercial cases at the Plovdiv District Court under the leadership of Tsatsarov.
The records in the Property Register reveal that the three fellow students have a flair for property transactions professed at unrealistically low prices. Transactions between them, as well as with third parties. The orchard of Tsatsarovi became proverbial, bought at a price 120 times lower than the real one. Already as Prosecutor General, Tsatsarov acquired a villa in a Rhodope resort for half price. Meglena Tsatsarova’s notary office on the navel of Plovdiv was also bought at half price in 2003. The sellers were the parents of Vesko “Lutenitsata”, who was then a judge in Plovdiv, and Tsatsarov was his boss. Cholakov became famous with a house with a swimming pool in a spa resort for only BGN 10,000. This type of dubious deals, smelling of corruption and undeclared income, received a scientific name not from anyone, but from Tsatsarov himself, who called them “simulative” on national television. In the following lines you will learn how the fellowship of the “Simulatives” has mastered our justice at the highest level, and from the simulation of justice, which is observed in the cases of Vesko “Lutenitsata”, he derives multimillion-dollar dividends.
Convicted magistrate – successful businessman and lawyer
About the affairs of Veselin Petkov Dimitrov At least a trilogy can be written, and some of them must fall into the corruption almanac of Bulgaria when it is compiled. In the last 22-23 years, either as a judge, as a lawyer or as a director, he does not miss an opportunity to get involved in criminal schemes and scandals. After leaving the judiciary, probably due to a conviction at first instance, Dimitrov tried to master the software for random allocation of cases LawChoice in the Bulgarian judiciary. This is done through his company.”Stone Computers“. The mighty lawyer stood out and in “
The War of the Lutenitsas
” which reveals a classic scheme of raiding. The company associated with Dimitrov “Bulcons Parvomay” practically tried to bankrupt its competitor “Konservinvest” through a negligible geographical designation of origin. With a series of court rulings contrary to European law, different panels in the Supreme Administrative Court and the SAC attempted to serve Dimitrov’s economic interests in the trade dispute. A penalty was almost triggered. procedure against Bulgaria. In 2018 Against our country was Case No 2017/4062 on the inventory of the European Commission. Apparently, however, this has not disturbed magistrates in the Supreme Administrative Court, because even today the subjects of commercial law related to Vesko “Lutenitsata” are subscribed to decisions in their favor. Companies win every known case after an appealed public procurement procedure, for example. One of the companies of “Lutenitsata” even managed to sue the NCSD for about 2 million BGN. under the Law on the Liability of the State and Municipalities for Damages. Such successes are remarkable for a convicted former magistrate.
” and “Catch-22” thoroughly explore Veselin Dimitrov’s career as a magistrate. In August 1999, when he was already a businessman administrator with extensive experience and a very bad reputation, he became a junior judge at the Targovishte District Court. At that time, the personnel in the judiciary was on the old cooperative farm principle “Give this hero a tractor.” Either you go down the hard road from an assistant judge, assistant investigator, etc., or some chairman of a district court offers you to the SJC for appointment. And Veselin Dimitrov did not “apprentice”. In the year in which Veselin Dimitrov was appointed as a junior judge at the Targovishte District Court, namely in 1999, there was a change of chairman. At the beginning of the year, the Chairman of the General Assembly of Targovishte is Dimitar Tonchev PetrovAt the time, he was also part of the SJC. It was issued from the parliamentary quota. Later in March 1999 Tonchev became Deputy. minister of justice. In July 2014, he was appointed Secretary of the SJC. In 2018, Retired And he fits in as a lawyer. He denied offering Veselin Dimitrov as a junior judge. Thus, the only possibility remains that the scandalous lawyer was proposed by his successor, Late former Chairman of the General Assembly Targovishte – Tihomir Penkov Petkov. In view of his death, we have no way of knowing what motivated his proposal for the appointment to the judiciary of a person under investigation. Because Dimitrov before becoming a magistrate he was a director of a state-owned enterprise – Ilientsi Shopping Center. The Prosecutor’s Office investigated him because of the reasonable suspicion of the draining of the company, but hop, Dimitrov became a judge and acquired immunity. And as it will soon become clear, a fast track for career development. PA year after his appointment in Targovishte, Veselin Dimitrov was appointed regional judge in Plovdiv, and on January 18, 2001 he took office as a judge at the Plovdiv District Court. Probably related to his dizzying career is the fact that Dimitrov and Sotir Tsatsarov, who was chairman of the Plovdiv District Court from 1999 to 2012, are fellow students. At that time, Tsatsarov was the most influential person among the presidents of district courts. People say he and his judge.
from the General Assembly of Varna actively organized and held meetings between the administrative heads of the district courts, during which the positions on the proposals and actions of the SJC were coordinated.
In 1999, Tsatsarov probably would have had no problem in the system wherever he wanted. It is difficult for a chairman to refuse him to propose to the SJC a candidate he has chosen. Separately, urban legends in Asenovgrad say that he personally “managed” to be “deleted” from the court registry the application for divorce of a prominent politician from the UDF. This rumor explains his good positions before the rulers at that time. So he could also count on significant support from the parliamentary quota in the SJC.
Suppressed conflict of interest in court under the hills
For a long time, Veselin Dimitrov was the only commercial judge to hear insolvency cases at the Plovdiv District Court, according to several media publications. And this fact is rooted in the connection of the “war of lutenitsas”, which is paid attention to below in the text. But by the time Dimitrov administers justice in Plovdiv, we encounter an extremely disturbing, simulated circumstance.
On 20 March 2003 notary Meglena Ilieva Angelova – Tsatsarova, now the ex-wife of the former Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov, but by 2003 his companion in life, having a community of property with him, acquired a property on Tsarigradsko shose Blvd. “Sixth of September” in Plovdiv. The sellers of the apartment are Elenka Encheva Petkova and Petko Dimitrov Petkov. They are the parents of Veselin Dimitrov. In practice, the judge’s parents sell a home to the wife of his administrative manager and to his administrative head himself. This is undoubtedly a serious conflict of interest. But in fact, the situation is even more scandalous.
The parents of judge Veselin Dimitrov sold the property to Tsatsarova in 2003 for only BGN 34,359.70. Five years earlier, his valuation at the report in Dimitrov’s company was BGN 72,000. The property has strangely depreciated. The price from 190 euro per sq.m. is far from the real prices of Plovdiv’s navel, which according to the statistics of specialized real estate sites at that time were 4-500 euros per sq.m.
Before the parents of judge Veselin Dimitrov acquired the apartment it was owned by the company “Consulting”
“. In it
Kosta Alexiev Kostov
. The two are also partners in several other companies. From the company contract of “Consulting” we learn that the property was contributed to the assets of the company in 1998 by the partner Veselin Dimitrov. He acquired it in 1997. His property report shows that he has only one deal in Plovdiv in 1997. The property is located directly opposite the courthouse in Plovdiv – very suitable for a law or notary office. The company contract states that, according to a 1998 estimate, the dwelling is worth BGN 72 000 000 undenominated or 72 000 EUR
We can only guess whether Sotir Tsatsarov received the property as a “consideration” through the mother of judge Dimitrov, of whom he was at that time the administrative head. From today’s point of view, it definitely seems that Dimitrov has something to be grateful to Tsatsarov for.
Even after the departure of Veselin Dimitrov from the judiciary, there is a lot of evidence that he remains extremely close to his former boss. A curious fact is that until the deletion of the company on January 17, 2014, the headquarters of “Consulting” Ltd. remained in the notary office of Meglena Tsatsarova – on Tsarigradsko shose Blvd. Sixth September 154, fl. 1, App. 15 in Plovdiv. The documents show that while Tsatsarova made notary certifications, Kosta Kostov developed commercial activities near her as a manager of “Consulting”.
Last Magistrate’s Wharf for Veselin Dimitrov
In November 2006, after the establishment of the administrative courts, Veselin Dimitrov was appointed by the SJC to the Administrative Court of Sofia District. The decision to appoint Veselin Dimitrov is unprecedented even in view of the vicious personnel policy of the Bulgarian SJC. At the time of his appointment, Dimitrov was removed from office, and the media data
that a few months earlier he was charged with the Sofia City Court for draining the Iliyantsi Shopping Center, according to
Back in May 2006, the newspaper Sega was skeptical about the quality of the indictment. The publication points out that The investigation was launched in 1998 and has been repeatedly suspended and terminated. It was restored in 2004. The indictment is working. the two investigators, says “Catch-22”, Rumen Vassilev and
. To date, they are retired. The supervising prosecutor from the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office is Albena Kostova. The indictment was completed just a day before Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev left for Brussels for final meetings before the crucial report on our EU membership.
The investigation against Judge Dimitrov falls within the report of the Prosecutor’s Office, in the column of cases on the signals of corruption of magistrates, for the period 1999 – 2005. is about the illegal privatization of the Iliyantsi Shopping Center. According to the accuser act For the period 1994 – 1997, Veselin Dimitrov and his accomplices – Petar Doldurov and Stefan Fachev, have drained a total of EUR 36.7 million from Shopping Center – Iliyantsi. undenominated leva and $517,713. They have been charged with embezzlement of particularly large amounts, representing a particularly serious case. But as we said, these accusations do not prevent the SJC from recruiting Veselin Dimitrov in ACSO. And the charges remain unproven before entering the trial phase the case was returned for further investigation and subsequently terminated by an act of Judge Vladimira Yaneva.
Despite the failure of the Iliyantsi case, Veselin Dimitrov was still convicted with an enforceable
. It was because of a conviction in this case that Dimitrov left the judiciary at first instance in 2008. The indictment was filed against Veselin Dimitrov, his permanent partner, and according to rumors and not only a partner, Stefan Fachev and another, third defendant. The forums are still commenting on the aspects of the relations between Fachev and Dimitrov.
From the facts set out in the verdicts it becomes clear that Fachev gave a loan to a citizen, and he, in turn, transferred as collateral his home, but to Veselin Dimitrov with an option for redemption. According to the loan agreement, in case of delay in repayment installments, i.e. when the obligation became due, the dwelling remained for the lender. The victim was delayed in repaying his debt, but Fachev misled him, and Dimitrov maintained the delusion that if he paid his debts, he would return his home. However, this did not happen. According to the indictment, during the period from March 2000 to January 20, 2003, in complicity with the two defendants, in order to obtain for himself and Fachev a property benefit, Dimitrov maintained in the victim a delusion in connection with his contractual relations with Fachev and thus caused him property damage amounting to BGN 27,823.79. equivalent to $14,330.00, with the damage caused being large. After a long trip in the instances and returning for a new hearing, on August 30, 2012, the former judge was found guilty by the Supreme Court of Cassation. In the Sofia Court of Appeal he found guilty the judge Krasimir Shekerzhdiev, and in the Supreme Court of Cassation the chairman of the panel that convicted him was Tsvetinka Pashkunova. The two judges, as members of the SJC, are among the opposition to the status quo, personified by Ivan Geshev, Sotir Tsararov, Georgi Cholakov, and earlier Georgi Kolev. They are among those who vote against the election of Geshev.
Warm mineral connection with Georgi Cholakov
Insiders claim that after being employed in the ACSO and before the first conviction of the SCC, for several months the accused magistrate Dimitrov and judge Georgi Cholakov shared a cabinet. “Lutenitsata” entered the administrative court in February 2007, and his former classmate Cholakov, who is deputy. Chairman of the AC Sliven, was seconded a little later to ACSO. This happened with Order No. 1640 of October 9, 2007 of the President of the Supreme Administrative Court Konstantin Penchev. Georgi Cholakov was assigned to replace the holder, who went on maternity leave, for the period from 15 October 2007 to 15 April 2008. Subsequently, his posting continued until 31 December 2008. The latter resigned after being convicted at first instance by the SCC in a fraud case. In practice, Cholakov and Dimitrov had at least 12 months in which they administered justice simultaneously in ACSO and, according to people familiar with the matter, at that time they used one cabinet. A claim that Cholakov himself denies. According to him, they worked in different offices. Today, no matter who worked where, there is objective evidence that justifies the assumption that the two continue to maintain a close relationship.
Neighbors in Pchelin
Months ago we told you about the guest house
with swimming pool of Georgi Cholakov, in the village of Pchelin, which he acquired under very strange circumstances and at an embarrassingly low cost. In the same area of the resort with mineral baths and a spring with hot mineral water there is another guest house with the largest mineral pool – Villa Pchelin Garden is owned by legal entities owned by Vesko “Lutenitsata”. It is located about 3 km from the property of Cholakov.
On August 24, 2001, when he was a judge in Plovdiv, Veselin Dimitrov Buying a plot of land 740 sq.m. with a two-storey villa in Pchelinski Bani. In 2006 he bought a neighboring plot with 2.9 decares of coniferous forest, which today falls within the land of the guest house. In 2007, Dimitrov and his wife Dona Dimitrova transferred the property to their associate.
“, then owned by the already deleted “
“. In 2013 and 2017, new transfers of related companies followed to reach the last transfer – its contribution on 29.12.2020 to the capital of “IBN Asset Management
, then owned by Eurofund Boutique, and from 07.01.2021 sole ownership of Veselin Dimitrov. To date, the company has BGN 2.9 million in capital and is owned by Dimitrov and another of his companies.
here, here, here
etc.) Present as guest house “Pchelin Garden” in the register
Ministry of Tourism. At the same time, it is found municipal order to end the categorization. The villa, unlike that of Cholakov, has
for water abstraction from mineral waters No 31610067/26.05.2014 valid until 26.05.2024 issued in the name of Eurofund Boutique EOOD.
After being convicted, albeit conditionally, Dimitrov devoted himself to private business. In the Commercial Register, his name is associated with 14 registrations of legal entities sole traders. The most serious impression in his portfolio is made by two companies – “Stone Computers” and “Bulcons” First of all.
The Affair with the Lutenitsa
The trade dispute between Konservinvest
and Bulcons Parvomay is one of the proofs that the EU and the EC are able to force the Bulgarian court and the Bulgarian institutions to comply with the laws and to rule fairly. Back in 2014, while our team was part of that of Bivol,
we have told this story
. Then we came to very embarrassing conclusions
in our video investigation, justifying the assumption of severe corruption in the Plovdiv District Court, while there administrative head is Tsatsarov.
In material made jointly with AGRO. TV became clear that as a judge in the Commercial Division of the General Assembly Plovdiv Veselin Petkov Dimitrov declared bankruptcy the privatized plant “Partizani” in Parvomay. At that time, the enterprise was managed by the Workers’ and Managers’ Company (RMD) and was in excellent economic condition. From nowhere, however, appear the claims of the infamous company “Bulgarleasing” of Dimitar Tadarakov to “Bulcons”. It sets them out in two separate cases before different panels in different courts. The dispute between Bulcons and Tadarakov is over a claim of 4m euros. Brands. In the first litigation before the Sofia City Court, Tadarakov failed in his attempt to prove that the enterprise had an obligation and it was due to him. In Plovdiv, however, the case was assigned to Judge Veselin Dimitrov, who prioritized the bankruptcy cases there. He appointed Siika Petrova as trustee in bankruptcy of the company. In addition to a former investigator from the Sofia Investigation, she is also the wife of Petyo Petrov – Petyo Euroto. Judge Dimitrov often appoints Siika Petrova in bankruptcy cases while she is on good terms with her now ex-husband. This raises doubts about a special closeness between the “Lutenitsata” and the “Euro”.
In 2001, the judge had the exclusive authority to subjectively decide whether Tadarakov had a real claim on the former state-owned enterprise, or whether it was all an attempted seizure. Veselin Dimitrov decided that the receivable was completely real, and on the 10th day the trustee Siika asked for an order for the removal of the management of the plant. Subsequently, the Plovdiv Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Cassation overturned Dimitrov’s decision, but at that time Siika Petrova had already sold out the company’s assets. The plant was originally acquired by an offshore company – Euro Atlantic projects LLC.
The offshore manages its assets through the Bulgarian company
77, of which he is the sole owner. In the management of Jarava 77 participated the sister of Stefan Fachev – Svetoslava Hristova Petrova
, maiden name Facheva, as well as Stefan Hristov Fachev
. And he, as we noted, is a partner, a co-defendant and who knows what else of Veselin Dimitrov.
Subsequently, in 2017, Veselin Dimitrov entered directly as the owner of “Bulcons Parvomay”. As a judge, he ruled on the bankruptcy of the company. Previously, in 2013, Bulcons registered Lutenitsa Parvomay as a geographical indication with the Patent Office. This happened in violation of the European and probably the national legislation in force at the time, which was in conflict with the European one. Through geographical indication, Bulcons began to pressure their competitors and prevent them from trading their commodity. A curious fact is that without respecting European law, “Bulcons Parvomay” successfully earns millions
funding – three projects whose monitoring expired in 2013 and 2020
The geographical indication is null and void within the meaning of Community law, but this remains “unnoticed” for Bulgarian officials and
. The SAC refuses to apply European law and delete the void geographical indication. Judge Krasimira Milachkova from the Sofia City Court points out that in a letter from the competent directorate of the European Commission (DG A.V.3) the possibility of granting protection to a name at national level is explicitly mentioned. Therefore, according to that composition of the ACSC, it cannot be held that the registration of the geographical indication at issue is an act contrary to mandatory rules to such an extent as to determine its invalidity. Today, Judge Milachkova is among the competitors of
for Chairman of the ACSC.
The decision does not correspond in any way to the fact that in 2016 the European Commission launched proceedings against Bulgaria on the registration of geographical indications and indications for food and beverages registered at national level. After 01.01.2008, the registration of such names is in violation of the European Regulation.
In the same spirit is the decision of the 7th Department of the Supreme Administrative Court, chaired by Ivan Radenkov Ovcharski and with members Miroslava Georgieva and Vladimir Parvanov.
The non-random judges of “Lutenitsata”
Judge Radenkov has a controversial reputation, to put it mildly, and suspicions of corruption around his name are not missing. From the remediation of the appointment
of Vladimira Yaneva as Chairman of the Sofia City Court during the revocation of the license
of CCB, the judge’s rulings were accompanied by scandals.
Judge Vladimir Ivanov Parvanov is a former chairman of the AC of Sliven, Cholakov’s country and is considered one of his most trusted people. Cholakov himself started in the administrative administration of justice as deputy. President of the Court in question.
Insiders claim that Parvanov became a favorite of the President of the Supreme Administrative Court when relations between Cholakov and his deputy Gaydov strained irreversibly. Before being employed in the Supreme Administrative Court, Parvanov was seconded to court for a long time. It was appointed following a procedure determined as farce. When ruling on the case with a geographical indication, he has been posted to the Supreme Administrative Court for several months. Apparently, with this pronouncement he wins the trust of the management, because his posting has been extended.
Judge Miroslava Georgieva Kopcheva also stands out with numerous decisions “in the right track”. The real surprise here is that her name is present in the declaration
of conflict of interest of the former MP from GERB and former Secretary General of the Supreme Administrative Court Alexander Bogdanov Nikolov
. She is considered extremely close to Cholakov and “Lutenitsata”. It is said that Cholakov lobbied Georgi Kolev seriously to make her a judge in the Supreme Administrative Court, although at that time she had a “funny” experience compared to the other participants in the competition. Sources of bird.bg reported that for about 8 years Kopcheva has been living conjugally with Alexander Nikolov. Our team contacted him for comment and he confirmed. This raises many questions beyond the subject of the specific article. For example, was there a conflict of interest when Nikolov appeared in cases related to the Law on Combating Organized Crime, representing the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, provided that in the division
of Judge Miroslava Kopcheva rule on cases with the spending of EU funds?
The sanction of the ECJ
Ultimately, in the dispute between Bulcons Parvomay and Konservinvest over the use of trademarks with the geographical indication Lutenitsa Parvomay, a preliminary ruling
was sent to the Councilof the European Union
(CJEU) in Luxembourg. It decrees, that registration at national level of a geographical indication for an agricultural product or foodstuff is not permissible, but can only be registered at European level. So Veselin Dimitrov and “Bulcons Parvomay” have no useful move and lose their trade war with “Konservinvest”. Probably in a more objective judicial system, Ivan Radenkov Ovcharski, Vladimir Ivanov Parvanov and Miroslava Georgieva Kopcheva would have been sent to refresher courses in EU law. In a more normal country after such a decision, Vladimir Ivanov Parvanov would not have been employed in the Supreme Administrative Court, but we live in Bulgaria. The President of the Supreme Administrative Court did not comment andA refusal of judges in his court to apply European law. He said that as an administrative manager he could not comment rulings of judges of the Supreme Administrative Court on specific case studies. It is a fact, however, that it was the refusal of judges from the Supreme Administrative Court to apply the rules of European law that almost brought Bulgaria into an infringement procedure because of geographical indications at national level.
YOU as a “lamp of desires” for “Stone Computers”
Another key point in the professional biography of lawyer Veselin Dimitrov is the software company “Stone Computers”
“, of which he has been the creator and owner since 1995. In addition to creating software, the company is engaged in large-scale construction. From the company through transformation through separation was created “Stone Properties
It is 100% owned by Stone Computers. Together with its subsidiary Stone Security, the companies have 1.6 million, paid as crownsubsidies.
A check in the register of bird.bg shows that Stone computers has supplied equipment for European
for “Bulcons Parvomay”, financed under the RDP. This fact raises concerns that the projects have been siphoned off through the assignment of activities to related parties because the objective facts justify the hypothesis that at the time of implementation of the projects the ultimate owner in “Bulcons Parvomay” and “Stone Computers” is… Veselin Petkov Dimitrov. Apart from this, Stone Computers itself has been funded with about 1 million, through two projects under the Operational Program “Innovation and Competitiveness”.
“Stone Computers” has
hundreds of public procurements totaling about BGN 30 million. Among the public procurement, there is one, Assigned of the SJC. It is from last year and is worth almost 2 million leva. In the judicial circles, it is persistently claimed that the company was engaged in an audit of software for random allocation of cases in the courts in Bulgaria. Georgi Cholakov , however, stressed that since he is a member of the SJC by right (as Chairman of the Supreme Administrative Court) “Stone Computers” has not had contractual relations with the SJC for auditing the software for random allocation of cases in the courts of the Republic of Bulgaria. In fact, in 2014, when there were consecutive scandals in connection with the random distribution of cases, Stone Computers made a proposal to provide free of charge to the Supreme Judicial Council a technical solution that would allow secure operation of the current software for random allocation of cases “LawChoice”. In practice, the company offers to donate equipment for over 400 000 EUR, so as not to change the distribution software. However, this does not happen because, according to the working group of IT experts, none of the random selection systems used meet even the minimum requirements for functionality and security. Then at the hearing in the SJC it was announced that at the final meeting between IT specialists and companies developing software for the judicial system, representatives of the company “Stone Computers” had surprisingly appeared. Participants in these events remember that Sotir Tsatsarov and the previous chairman of the Supreme Administrative Court – Georgi Kolev actively worked for the proposal of “Stone Computers”. Tsatsarov even kept experts in mind why the company’s proposal was not accepted.
Probably, the successes that “Stone Computers” has in the utilization of public procurement are related to the success that the company reaps in YOU. Since 2013, our team has reached 21 cases in the Supreme Administrative Court, which “Stone Computers” leads and has a 100% success rate. As we have seen, Bulcons Parvomay has also had remarkable successes contrary to European law.
Stone Computers usually laments procedures under the Public Procurement Act and does so more than successfully in view of court decisions. However, there is an impressive case study. The company managed to sue the National Construction Control Directorate at the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works Law on the Liability of the State and Municipalities for Damages. Construction control was ordered to pay the the amount of BGN 1 830 682.70 and another $400,000. Interest. The case concerns the construction of a building in the security zone of the Serdicas. With a series of lawsuits Stone Computers managed to put the building into operation and condemned the institution for damages and lost profits. At first instance the case 2647/2018
is watched by Zornitsa Yurieva Krasteva-Doychinova, who is currently acting chairman
of the ACSC. In this particular situation, we will not allow ourselves to comment on enforceable court acts, although there is probably a hypothesis of excessive compensation. In the practice of Judge Doychinova there is no shortage of Scandalous Solutions. In a case of access to public information, Doychinova decided that a journalist had no legal interest in obtaining the requested public information from the prosecutor’s office. Its decision is a precedent in case law.
In the Supreme Administrative Court, the case against the NCSD is heard by a panel chaired by Marinika Cherneva and members Svetlana Borisova and Aglika Adamova. They affirm the decision of the ACSC. At least we do not know about such a decision against the NCSD. Here is the time to recall that literally 2 months ago, Judge Borisova – together with Mario Dimitrov – decided a key case in favor of the honorary Svinar and Russian Consul Georgi Gergov and thus made it easier for him to seriously master the Plovdiv Fair.
Probably, each of the events mentioned in this material would be indicative in itself, but together they are an indicator of corruption and opaque justice. It turns out that even if you are a convicted criminal, if you are a fellow student with Sotir Tsatsarov and Georgi Cholakov you are a factor in the Supreme Administrative Court and the Supreme Judicial Council. If you are subject to criminal prosecution, you can find a “quiet haven” and immunity in the judicial system. It is true, then there are some “simulative” transfers of property to the family property community of Tsatsarov, under conditions of conflict of interest, but this in our latitudes is not considered evidence of a corrupt deal. The phenomenal number of cases won in the Supreme Administrative Court is also not proof that Cholakov has exerted undue pressure on judges in favor of his classmate and currently “fellow villager” Veselin Dimitrov. Or, as they say, we have no evidence that the animal you see is a duck, only it quacks, walks and swims just like it.
Leading photo (from left to right): Sotir Tsatsarov, Georgi Cholakov – President of the Supreme Administrative Court, the convicted judge Veselin Dimitrov
*To this group of “Simulative” some of our sources include Petyo Petrov – Pepi the Euro, but in private conversation the President of the Supreme Administrative Court Georgi Cholakov denied knowing him.
Щом сте стигнали дотук, вероятно вече си задавате въпроса как се финансира този журналистически проект.
От създаването си BIRD се финансираше от подаяния в нашето журналистическо чекмедже.
Но на чекмеджето му мина времето. Даже прокуратурата затвори онова Чекмедже, знаете кое…
Нашето финансиране влиза в крак с епохата. Фондонабиращата ни кампания вече се казва
Дарявай за BIRD и мятай павета в блатото с корумпирани политици и други тарикати.
Те тайно премятат пари от твоя джоб в своя. Те размятат безнаказано лукса си пред очите на всички. Няма кой да ги накаже ако се надяваш на държавата.
Мятай, за да ги накажеш ти. Да дариш за разследващите журналисти е гаранция, че гадостите, с които силните на деня те замерят, ще им се върнат.
Можеш да метнеш веднъж, за да ти олекне!
Но по-добре е да мяташ редовно всеки месец и да се чувстваш трайно удовлетворен.
А най-добре е да доведеш приятели и да мятаме редовно заедно в екип. С мощен залп!
*За кръстник на новата ни фондонабираща кампания избрахме другарката Ваня. Благодарим й за вдъхновението!
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