Bulgaria's Ex Football Club President Faces Harsh Sentence

Crime | January 25, 2011, Tuesday // 11:49
Harsh Sentence Looms for Bulgaria's Ex Football Club President: Bulgaria's Ex Football Club President Faces Harsh Sentence The ex-Director of CSKA Sofia football club, and ex-CEO of the Kremikovtzi steel mill, Alexander Tomov, walks in the courtroom Tuesday to be tried for document fraud and embezzlement. Photo by BGNES

The Prosecutor in the case against the notorious ex-President of the Bulgarian CSKA Football Club, Alexander Tomov, has asked for a sentence of 15 years behind bars.

Tomov's alleged crimes call for a sentence of 10 to 20 years.

According to the Prosecutor, the crime is extremely grave. He also asked for the confiscation of all of Tomov's assets.

Tomov, who is also the former CEO of Bulgaria's troubled and now closed steel mill Kremikotzi, is currently being tried for document fraud and large-scale embezzlement of over EUR 5 M from CSKA and BGN 29 M from the mill.

The other defendants are the ex CSKA CEO, Alexander Garibov, and the member of the Kremikovtzi Managing Board, Ivan Ivanov.

Tomov blames the former PM and leader of the now opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), Sergey Stanishev, and the former socialist Economy Minister, Petar Dimtirov, for the mill's bankruptcy.

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Tags: Alexander Tomov, Sergey Stanishev, Petar Dimitrov, Kremikovtzi, CSKA, fraud, embezzlement, Prosecutor
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