The decision to not protest the acquittal of businessmen Mario Nikolov, Lyudmil Stoykov and the other defendants in Bulgaria's highly publicized SAPARD money laundering case has been made singlehandedly and will be investigated.
The statement was delivered by the interim Chief Prosecutor, Boyko Naydenov, after headlines that the move fully clears the defendants of all charges, bringing to an end a strongly politicized trial, which was closely monitored by the European Commission.
Naydenov says Stoycho Nenkov, Prosecutor from the Sofia Appellate Prosecutor's Office, has decided on his own to not file an appeal and will be probed. The Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, the Inspectorate of the Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassations, and the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office have been notified....
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