Bulgaria's Top Cop Blames Court for Mafia Bosses' Acquittal

Crime | June 14, 2010, Monday // 17:36| Views: | Comments: 3
Bulgaria's Top Cop Blames Court for Mafia Bosses' Acquittal: Bulgaria's Top Cop Blames Court for Mafia Bosses' Acquittal Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, told the media the still needed reform of the judicial system is the reason for the Monday verdict, which set free two of the country's alleged top mafia bosses. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, blamed once again Monday the judicial system for the acquittal of alleged crime bosses, Krasimir and Nikolay Marinovi aka The Marguin Brothers.

Tsvetanov said the reason for the not-guilty verdict are the courts which still need to undergo the much anticipated judicial reform.

“But the verdict is here and we must comply with it regardless of our likes or dislikes; this is the rule of the Court. I hope to see guilty verdicts in the other upcoming high-profile criminal cases,” the Minister stated.

When asked by a reporter if the acquittal was due to lack of solid evidence in the case, Tsvetanov declined comments.

On Monday, the Sofia City Court issued a non-guilty verdict for The Marguins, who, along with four other defendants, were charged with plotting three murders.

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pk - 15 Jun 2010 // 05:06:40

I lost this bet Nellie...

I thought this time for sure it was over for Krassi...u were right: too much idealistic naivety from this Californian!

I'll stick to what i know best...trading!

mrposhrat - 14 Jun 2010 // 23:52:37

Clearly, the entire justice system is corrupt! BG will sink deeper into a black hole until this issue is resolved. In this financial environment, few will risk investing where there is obviously no rule of law that can be trusted!

Al - 14 Jun 2010 // 19:34:33

"When asked by a reporter if the acquittal was due to lack of solid evidence in the case, Tsvetanov declined comments."

Well, he has to read the verdict in order to comment on that.

Hard to say, but there might be a problem in the way, the police and the prosecutors are handling alleged criminals.

If you just rely on intimidating, the targets will not participate in "the game". That calls for more solid evidence.

Better to show some respect and to psychologically "move" the guys gradually into admitting some of their merits.

Its better to loose some battles, than the whole war.

Just my two stotinki

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