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    • Ognyan Stefanov received hefty tranches from CorpBank, too

      Ognyan Stefanov received hefty tranches from CorpBank, too

      The witness Biser Lazov also disclosed facts concerning the “media investments” made by Vassilev in the period of 2012-2014 and explained that after a publication exposing him in a Sofia daily resulting from the fact that he was endowed with “Mister Economics” award in 2011, the fugitive banker started buying journalists in order “to neutralise any action against him” and to discredit his foes.

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    • Attorney who filed RICO claim took $300,000 from Tsvetan Vassilev

      Attorney who filed RICO claim took $300,000 from Tsvetan Vassilev

      At the end of January 2019 a case was filed with a district Court of New York under the US Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) by three companies and the Varna lawyer Zahari Tomov against a total of 24 defendants. The dispute is over real estate in the Bulgarian city of Balchik and a project that never got off the ground – Silverbeach.

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    • Prokopiev’s company got VIP contract for EVN sale

      Prokopiev’s company got VIP contract for EVN sale

      Bulbrokers, the company of oligarch Ivo Prokopiev, had a VIP contract for the sale of the minority stake in EVN and thus was involved in a conflict of interest as an investment intermediary and deal broker. This transpired from the testimony of one witness in the case against Prokopiev, former ministers of finance and energy, Simeon Djankov and Traycho Traykov and three employees of Bulbrokers – company manager Radoslav Rachev, and shareholders Peter Vassilev and Lyubomir Evstatiev. 

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