news 07 May 13

Bulgaria Prosecutors Confirm Interrogation of Ex-PM

Prosecutors insisted that Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was questioned about controversial comments he made on a secretly-recorded tape, despite his denials.

Novinite.com

Prosecutors told the news7 TV channel that Borisov was interrogated on Tuesday in connection with the covert recording of talks he had with two other ex-officials which caused a scandal when it was leaked at the end of April.

Earlier Borisov had said that he had only had “a conversation” with the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of Cassation and that he had not been interrogated.

Borisov also claimed on Tuesday that the prosecutors spoke to him because they wanted to investigate the “organised crime group” that secretly recorded the talks at his home.

The bugged chat with former agriculture minister Miroslav Naydenov and former Sofia city prosecutor Nikolay Kokinov revolved around the corruption charges that have been pressed against Naydenov and Kokinov, and ways for the two men to evade them.

The leaking of the conversation came in the wake of a wider bugging scandal that has gripped Bulgaria in recent months.

At the end of March, Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, informed the country’s chief prosecutor about the alleged illegal wiretapping of politicians, business figures and magistrates which took place during the rule of Borisov’s centre-right GERB party from 2009 to 2013.

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