Sotir Tsatsarov

Bulgaria Freezes Bank Accounts That Received Money From Venezuela's Oil Company

Officials in Bulgaria say they have frozen several bank accounts that received millions of euros transferred from Venezuela's state-owned oil company, thenewstribune.com writes. 

Chief prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said Wednesday that the money was meant to be eventually sent to accounts abroad.

The Guardian: UK and Bulgaria Investigate 2015 Poisoning of Bulgarian Arms Dealer

Britain and Bulgaria are jointly investigating the 2015 poisoning of a Bulgarian arms dealer to determine whether it involved novichok, the nerve agent used in the poisoning of Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury last year, the Guardian writes. 

Bulgaria and Britain Will Jointly Investigate the Case of Gebrev

British and Bulgarian officials will jointly investigate whether there is a link between the poisoning of Russian spy Sergei Scripal in Salisbury and Bulgarian businessman Emilian Gebrev in Sofia. This was made clear after a meeting of British Ambassador Emma Hopkins with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and Interior Minister Mladen Marinov.

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor and Interior Minister are on a Visit to Abu Dhabi

The visit of Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and Interior Minister Mladen Marinov to Abu Dhabi continues on 5th of February, reports BNT. 

They are there at the invitation of the UAE Attorney General Dr Hamad Al Shamsi. The main topics of the talks are cooperation in penal criminal matters and the fight against organised crime and terrorism.

Bulgarian Socialist MP Elena Yoncheva has been Charged with Money Laundering

The Prosecutor's Office has charged Elena Yoncheva. The MP on the left is accused of money laundering.

In November last year, Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov demanded the immunity of six MPs, including Veselin Mareshki. It then became clear that Elena Yoncheva will be investigated for money laundering in particularly large amounts, appropriated by the already bankrupt CCB.

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Commented President's Veto on Penal Code Changes

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said that the amendments to the Penal Code, which President Rumen Radev vetoed, should be clarified. The most controversial of the changes is the so-called "secret arrest," in which, at the discretion of the prosecutor, a detained person can get a ban to inform his relatives within 48 hours about the arrest, reports BNT.

Chief Prosecutor Orders a Check into Finance Minister's Apartment

The Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office ordered the Anti-Corruption Directorate at the anti-corruption commission to carry out a check on the dwelling in which the Minister of Finance, Vladislav Goranov, lives, the Prosecutor's office announced on 28th of November, reports BNT. 

Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov is on a working visit to Turkey

Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov is on a working visit to Ankara at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart, Mehmet Akardja, the press center of the prosecutor's office said, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

The main topics of discussion between the two countries are cooperation in criminal matters and the fight against organized crime.

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor Threatened Criminal Proceedings if the Cabinet is Inactive for Yulen's Concession

Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov threatened to prosecute if the government continued to take no action for the concession of the ski area above Bansko, which is owned by the Yulen company. This happened during his participation in the Slavi Show on the day after the visit of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, reports Dnevnik. 

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