Top Bulgarian Gangster Charged over Murder of Journalist Bobi Tsankov
Bulgaria’s Prosecutor’s Office has charged alleged mafia boss Krasimir Marinov, aka “The Big Margiun” with ordering the murder of controversial journalist Bobi Tsankov.
Tsankov was shot dead in downtown Sofia in broad daylight on Tuesday. Krasimir Marinov was busted Tuesday evening in a special operation of the police who searched premises owned by him and his brother, Nikolay Marinov, aka “The Little Marguin”.
Wednesday night the Prosecutor’s Office formally charged The Big Marguin that in the period November 2009-January 5, 2010, he, together with his brother, planned the murder of Bobi Tsankov by abetting unknown perpetrators into carrying out the crime. The information has been reported by the Bulgarian National Radio.
According to the prosecutors, the crime has been committed with premeditation, thus creating danger for the lives of many people.
Krasimir Marinov has been detained for 72 hours with a prosecutor’s order. The police are still searching for his brother who is going to face the same charges.
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And what about the bad image of the country?
Last sunday, Belgian National television, 8 pm, prime time, Panorama with a 50 minutes report on the Bulgarian control on the prostitution street close to Gare du Nord in Brussels. 600.000 viewers.
70% of the business is in the hands of the pimps from Sliven. Pictures of the windows, interviews with the girls, interviews with the police, with the social workers, interview with the Sliven head of the police, interview with a Sliven magistrate, only the Sliven mayor refused.
The situation for the girls is better than in the past. Their pimps became more clever. They pay the girls, they avoid violence, in fact for the Sliven girls, it is top to end up in Brussels, and the city has lost most of it's daughters. (1 girl does an average turnover of 2.300 EUR in a 12 hour shift)
The Belgian police focuses on the pimps. From that single street, with 52 bars, approx 300 Million Euro's per year are transported in cash to Bulgaria. Recently they had a serious case against one of the bosses. (human trafficing etc). The guy risked 10 years prison. He, an important "boss" in Sliven, owner of the municipal park (a local hero), simply asked the Bulgarian justice to open a case on him. From that moment on, he cannot be expelled to Belgium anymore, and under the well known "house arrest" regime, he has his full freedom under the highest protection of all the people that have been bribed. And he continues to do his criminal business.
West European policeforces are more clever now. No exchange of data with the BG police anymore. Result: 9000 Bulgarian prisoners locked up abroad.
So, maybe these AKA's don't harm the citizens, but they harm the reputation of the country, foreign investors stay away. And the countries' economy slides away to African standards.
And what about all these white collar criminals? TIM may create a "clean" Chimimport, but the majority of their activities have always been grey, black or criminal. What contribution do these people have to a better Bulgaria?
Mrs. Jelava will have a hard time explaining about her husbands business partners to the EU parliament next Tuesday.
Bulgaria is safe, so far, simply because it's still hard to buy guns ( for at least they aren't widespread ), and the people are generally peaceful, with less percentage of wild freaks than in many other places.
But the fact that the police and high level politicians know all the mafia personally for years is more than disturbing. Corruption and incompetence, altogether with close ( and also well publicly known! ) relations between the crooks and the ones supposed to bust them is not a plague, it's a malignant cancer.
And the new candidates for vacant ministry seats wouldl not run out for months but much shorter...
Philippe, you wrote: "In any civilized country, both the minister of interior and the minister of justice would resign immediately, for negligence and incompetitance!"
I do not agree with you.
Bulgaria is probably one of the safest places in Europe for plain people like me and you, behaving in a responsible way.
If you look at this case, you will find a boy lacking sense of reality, and with a dirty track record, asking for trouble.
You cannot evaluate the state of interior security from a case like this.
Just my two stotinki
" In any civilized country, both the minister of interior and the minister of justice would resign immediately, for negligence and incompetitance!"
If these clowns resigned every time they screwed up, you would run out of ministerial candidates in a couple of months. lol
because they have poorly bottoms and so are allowed by the nice judge to sit at home. also their lawyers are amongst the most sickly people in the country and are always too ill to turn up at the court. As justice is so important, the case is postponed for six months or so - they must have effective representation after all.