Police Arrest Chief of State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad

Crime | March 1, 2010, Monday // 21:03
Police Arrest Chief of State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad: Police Arrest Chief of State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad According to unconfirmed reports Nikolov has been accused of being involved in a channel for giving illegal Bulgarian citizenship to Ukrainians and Moldavians. Photo by Darik News

The General Secretary of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, Stefan Nikolov, has been arrested in a police operation late Monday.

According to unconfirmed reports Nikolov has been accused of being involved in a channel for giving illegal Bulgarian citizenship to Ukrainians and Moldavians

Police busted Nikolov after searches of his office and home. He has allegedly been charged with abuse of office.

In February the Director of the Migration department of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry, Stefan Hristov, was arrested for allegedly giving permanent Bulgarian residence status to people who were not entitled to it. It is not yet clear whether the 2 cases are linked.

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