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Commenting article: Bulgaria's Landmark Anti-Mafia Case Unravels

By Vesselin Zhelev

A Bulgarian court's decision to substantially lower the charges against the main suspect in a case involving the mafia has led to the unravelling of a landmark investigation into organised crime in the country.

Highlander - 24 Oct 2010 // 02:24:07

esselin Penghezov, chairman of the Sofia Court of Appeal, replied with an angry declaration urging Mr Tsvetanov to prove his bribery allegations or to resign.

And that is exactly what the Interior Minister should consider. He has turned from a controversial hard-line policeman to a pathetic, megalomaniac politician who has lost all contact with reality.

His orchestrated police-actions have backfired on him one by one- "the criminals" have
been released,the cases thrown out because of lack of evidence etc. And the pride of Bulgaria, his loyal police-force, is now frequently connected to serious crimes, drug
dealing/smuggling, car thefts, tax fraud, bank robberies, murder,corruption and violence.

But it does not bother Mr. Tsvetanov as he sees a conspiracy between opponent politicians, the Judiciary and Organized Crime in Bulgaria to threaten Bulgaria's security. So if there is a conspiracy- how can it be that Interior Ministry employees are more involved in serious criminal activity than any other group of civil servants ? Well, they have competition from Customs officers and agents.

But we will never get any true answers - the police is not able to provide evidence for anything, and the Judiciary is corrupt and involved with "Mafia". We have to rely on Tsvetanov and Borisov - the first one is a clairvoyant who picks criminals and crimes from
mysterious revelations and strong belief, the other one is more predictable primitive with divine inspirations- he wants to sack everybody , burn properties and close the Parliament.
Theater of the Absurd has become House of Madness.

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