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Commenting article: Germany Set to Arrest Disgraced Bulgarian Official with Fake Diploma - Report

Berlin prosecutors are about to issue a European arrest warrant against the former head of a Bulgarian agency overseeing hundreds of millions of euros in EU farm aid, who got the job using a faked German university diploma, reports say.

The prosecutor's office in Germany is acting on unofficial information that Kalina Ilieva, who was fired in October as head of the State Agriculture Fund, may go into hiding abroad, 168 Hours weekly reported, citing high-ranking unnamed sources.

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) requires the receiving member state to arrest and transfer a criminal suspect or sentenced person to the issuing state that so that the person can be put on trial or complete a detention period.

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#1
ramiro - 5 Dec 2010 // 21:04:44

Whore !!! I hope you rot in jail !!!

#2
Highlander - 5 Dec 2010 // 22:18:03

The prosecutor's office in Germany is acting on unofficial information that Kalina Ilieva, who was fired in October as head of the State Agriculture Fund, may go into hiding abroad, 168 Hours weekly reported, citing high-ranking unnamed sources.

The Bulgarian "high-ranking unnamed sources" - read the Ministry for Agriculture and The Interior Ministry, have started a deliberate smear and hate campaign to draw attention away from Ilieva's revealed and documented cases of continuous fraud with EU funds.
The Bulgarian State is responsible for the siphoned EU funds and would have to pay back violated funds, and the corrupt officials and cabinet ministers are certainly not happy with that. No one, despite rock solid evidence and documentation, remain in prison in Bulgaria after stealing hundreds of millions euro from European taxpayers.

The rumors about the "probable" arrest order by German authorities are based on unnamed Bulgarian sources and unofficial information, and not confirmed in Germany.
She might be fined for faking her education documents and diploma in Germany, but she can not be prosecuted in Bulgaria if her employer, the Bulgarian State, was aware of her forged papers but put her in charge of administrating the funds. Do not forget
the Bulgarian State has admitted she passed all checks without remarks. It is standard routine in all EU countries to check references on high ranked officials, and who believes
in the absurd, nonsense excuses from her Bulgarian employers?

It makes sense, especially in Bulgaria, that she was hired for the job in return for favors as to give priority to certain projects and ongoing fraud with the funds. At some stage she disobeyed order and started to give OLAF substantial evidence of SAPARD violations. She knew perfectly well she would be held responsible for violations regardless her forged diploma. Ilieva has done what most people would do in a "impossible" hostage situation - fight back and try to escape no matter consequences.

She has obviously forged her diploma, but Bulgarian media should give her a chance to tell her side of the story. But the Interior and Agriculture Ministries will not allow her to reveal any details and we all see Minister Tsvetanov's footprint in the campaign. She is accused and found guilty long before any trial/charge and chance to defend herself.

It is a sad story, but it clarifies the (non existing) rule of law in Bulgaria and the increasing problem with corruption in Bulgaria. Michelle Bonev's mother made a statement the other day about Michelle's many rich friends and huge amount of money, followed by the typical Bulgarian denial of facts - she had no idea where the money was coming from!
We are going to hear a lot of lies, accusations and denials in this case as well in the future.

#3
Nellieherself - 6 Dec 2010 // 01:55:44

Who are her handlers? She is not smart enough to engineer this deception on her own. Someone is manipulating her and playing her.

#4
Philippe - 6 Dec 2010 // 03:09:28

Highlander, as always, you may have a point here!

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