Shortly after the arrests were made, the President of the Southwestern University, Prof. Ivan Mirchev, announced that Markov will be fired from the school, and thanked the Unit for Combating Organized Crime saying that his university has been fighting the corruption issue for years.
In due time, but this is not going to impress EU. Bulgaria has not even started to fight corruption and the honorable judge is never going to be convicted and spend time in jail.He will join ranks with hundreds of corrupt officials and civil servants in Bulgaria who have been arrested and charged with deliberate insufficient evidence over the last ten years.
There is nothing new or remarkable in this story, but an indication of common practice in Bulgaria. A comprehensive national review or revision of all Bulgarian University diplomas, driving licenses, profession certificates for the same period (1989-2011) would be better.
It was not better in the Communist period when fake diplomas, especially from the so-called Police Academy,were systematically awarded to loyal handymen and supporters to secure a "legal" job. A lot of street thugs advanced from racketeering and blackmail to "police bosses" and owners of security companies in 24 hours due to connections and favors.
Quite a few present "top" cops, even politicians, have no other police education than the advantage of political connections. It is strange that no investigating journalists have the will and courage to look closer into CVs and references of Ministers and members of Cabinet and Parliament. Ilieva was not the first or only official with fake documents.
Prof. Mirchev is telling lies as he is fully aware this is common practice at his university, as in most other Bulgarian universities. But he is part of a political agenda where the Prosecution and the Interior Ministry need public evidence of corruption in the Judiciary- and occasional sacrifices have to be made. Tsvetanov is desperate now as his media stunts and police actions have systematically backfired and EU is more impatient, suspicious and critical than ever before.
Markov can relax - he wont be convicted and will walk free. If he should be convicted then he acts as proof that corruption exists in Bulgaria- and the Government will never allow that to happen.
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