Prosecutor Unwavering in Notorious Bulgarian 'Marguin' Trial
The Sofia City Prosecutor, Nikolay Kokinov, surprisingly revealed Monday that his office is working on a new lead in the case of alleged mafia bosses Krasimir and Nikolay Marinovi aka The Marguin Brothers.
Kokinov spoke in an interview for the morning show of Bulgaria’s largest private TV channel bTV, saying the prosecution is prepared to file new evidence with the court, reiterating his words from right after the trial that battle was lost, but not the war.
The prosecutor’s office is appealing the not-guilty verdicts issued by the Sofia City Court on June 14, with Kokinov adamant the case is far from over.
The Sofia City Prosecutor hinted in the interview the new evidence is connected to illegal drug trafficking, but asked the public to not pressure his office to work faster.
Kokinov rejected reports that the court’s ruling is a failure of the prosecution, adding that the case would be a fiasco if all defendants were declared not guilty. The guilty verdicts in the case must be noted, he said.
A week ago Krasimir Marinov aka the Big Marguin and Nikolay Marinov, the Little Marguin, who was tried in his absence because he disappeared in January, were acquitted on charges of plotting the murders Nikola Damyanov, Ivan Todorov, aka The Doctor (a large-scale mafia boss specialized at international cigarettes contraband), and of General Lyuben Gotsev (who survived the attempt on his life).
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