Monitor News Agency (356)

  • Tsvetan Vassilev shackles Themis with lies

    Tsvetan Vassilev shackles Themis with lies

    Having been holed up in Serbia for five years, hiding from the court cases stemming from the CorpBank collapse, the indicted banker Tsvetan Vassilev has tried to shackle Themis with lies. The new campaign to polish the image of the financial fraudster, who defrauded the lenders’ depositors of billions of levs, was mounted in the courtroom of the Specialised Criminal Court, where the case against him and 18 other defendants charged with syphoning off the bank is being heard.

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  • Fugitive banker commissions films targeting Peevski

    Fugitive banker commissions films targeting Peevski

    Ex-banker Tsvetan Vassilev who is hiding out in Serbia to escape justice commissions media onslaughts and films targeting the sworn enemy of the oligarchy in Bulgaria – Delyan Peevski. The lawmaker of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and publisher of Telegraph Media for years has been the target of the backstage power brokers owing to his legislative initiatives aimed to forestall their shady affairs as well as to the journalistic inquires published in his media outlets.

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  • Nikolay Staykov & Co. with a fund sponsoring vicious attacks

    Nikolay Staykov & Co. with a fund sponsoring vicious attacks

    A new desperate campaign against the enemies of its mentors – indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev and fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev – has been launched by the cohort of former employees of the head of the Capital circle that is now ostensibly working for the pretentiously named NGO Anti-Corruption Fund. This operation masked as an investigation has several goals.

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  • Georgi Georgiev comes out with odious lie

    Georgi Georgiev comes out with odious lie

    Georgi Georgiev, leader of the quasi-NGO BOETS has hit the moral rock bottom when he made his family drama a weapon in an odious political hole-and-corner intrigue. Quite expectedly this nefarious suggestion was readily picked up by the organised media group of the oligarchy. And washing dirty linen in public was presented as a pursuit of high moral principles.

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  • Malinov travels to Russia despite espionage charges

    Malinov travels to Russia despite espionage charges

    Nikolay Malinov, who is charged with spying for two Russian organisations, has left Bulgaria and appeared in Moscow. Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov reacted immediately to the development by asking the Inspectorate to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) to open an inquiry into Specialised Criminal Court judge Andon Mitalov, who permitted Malinov to travel to Russia in contravention with the Penal Procedure Code (PPC).

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  • Court in Luxembourg gives Tsvetan Vassilev a slap in the face

    Court in Luxembourg gives Tsvetan Vassilev a slap in the face

    Civil forfeiture bears no relation to the result of the criminal proceedings, reads the statement of Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union. The statement was made in response to the interlocutory enquiry by Judge Katerina Encheva of Sofia City Court in the case of the Commission for Anti-Corruption and Illegal Assets Forfeiture (ACCIAF) concerning the forfeiture of assets of the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev who is hiding out in Serbia after he syphoned off CorpBank.

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  • Borissov and Radev met with CEO of Radio Free Europe

    Borissov and Radev met with CEO of Radio Free Europe

    Bulgaria’s PM Boyko Borissov met with CEO of Radio Free Europe Jamie Fly, the latter posted on his Facebook page. “We have discussed the current political situation in the country, talked about the importance of professional and independent journalism,” Borissov noted and added that he was very happy that this media has resumed its activity in Bulgaria and its presence in our country was another sign of good cooperation between Bulgaria and the US in all spheres.

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  • Peevski’s critics – on the wrong side of truth

    Peevski’s critics – on the wrong side of truth

    “Here’s what I don’t understand: how come any Tom, Dick and Harry think they have the right to choose the prosecutor general? Is it hereditary, some sort of genetic malformation or is it that only grant-funded people have this conviction?” This opinion in the comment section of one of oligarch Ivo Prokopiev’s media outlets tells you a lot, if not everything you need to know.

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  • Why State Security agents dislike Peevski

    Why State Security agents dislike Peevski

    A week before Halloween the State Security agents took out their fancy dresses and started to doll up in front of the mirror. On Friday, 25 October Ognyan Stefanov woke up around noon with a wicked hangover. That rakya was a bit too much yesterday. Drowsily he tried to rub the sleep out of his eyes and installed himself at a computer. He had such bottleache not once nor twice and has long learnt that one fire drives out another. Should your head feel too heavy relieve yourself and you’ll feel better.

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