Transcript of Fresh Wiretaps Leaked in Bulgarian Media
Below is the entire letter sent anonymously to Bulgarian media by an alleged employee of the police's special technical directorate, SDOTO, and a full transcript of the illegal recoding of two senior politicians and a magistrate.
If you think former Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has stopped spying on you after February 20, 2013, you are wrong. But I am nearly certain you know it. Because I am one of those spying on you. I am an employee of SDOTO; I still work there, and do what the chiefs order me to do. With this email I am informing you about the last case of illegal spying in which I was involved.
Why am I writing this? Because today, April 25th, former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, told Bulgarian people that Tsvetanov had sworn before him on his own children that he would never wiretap him. Well, it is definitely not true!
At the beginning of April, my colleagues and I eavesdropped on a discussion between Borisov, former Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, and Sofia City Prosecutor, Nikolay Kokinov, on how to drop corruption charges against Naydenov and a number of other things important for the country. We were told we were on a "training mission" on Tsvetanov's order, despite the fact Petya Parvanova was already caretaker Interior Minister. Why did we agree to become involved? There is one word to explain it - FEAR!
After all these things at the office to which I am dedicated, honestly, I am sick and tired. I consulted attorneys and they told me what the law says about this conversation we taped – those being recorded and those recoding have committed a crime. It is clear about us – we have snooped illegally regardless of the person – be it the former PM or a waiter from the pub next door. But from what the attorneys told me, I think what is more important is the crimes committed by Borisov, Naydenov, and Kokinov, while chatting. All three are accomplices in crime, according to the Penal Code, as they have plotted to spoil criminal proceedings in order to help someone avoid prosecution and punishment. This calls for 1 to 6 years behind bars. I am still somewhat confused though about another crime – leaking State secrets. Was it committed only by Kokinov, or all three are guilty of it? This is punishable by 2 to 8 years of jail time. Lawyers told me there are other crimes recorded on the tape, but this is the authority of the prosecution, after all.
You will find proof and evidence of what I have written above in the audio files I am sending you.
Signed: Boyko Naydenov Kokinov
Transcript of the audio file (the profanities are omitted):
Nikolay Kokinov – NK, Miroslav Naydenov – MN, Boyko Borisov - BB
NK: Good morning.
MN: I am in disguise.
NK: Disguise? I just want water, nothing else.
MN: Have you lost weight?
NK: Only mentally. They are hunting me down. I am repressed.
MN: As the Boss says, we have been all put on the same train.
NK: Yeah, yeah, but you all forgot about me.
MN: I have been forgotten even more.
NK: I have no idea who is after you. You might have been told it was me, but...
MN: No, this is why the Boss called you last night.
NK: I really have no idea what is happening here. Someone higher-up is ordering some things. Who is after you, this is very interesting.
MN: I don't know. I told the Boss, he said Tsetso (diminutive of Tsvetan – editor's note). I think it is Tsetso, because the attack is strong and well-coordinated.
NK: It means it is the deed of the Chief Prosecutor. He has become already quite emancipated.
MN: Because he (the Chief Prosecutor), the first time he spoke, he directly attacked you as well.
NK: What to say further...
MN: Tsatsarov has told the Boss he was pressured by someone to press charges against me.
NK: They are hiding the case from me. I am repressed by everyone. The President is after me as well...
MN: Why him, what does he want?
NK: Because we are Boyko's people. I have no idea what is going on. I am confused – who plays with whom; who is on whose side?
MN: I was with the Boss during the weekend and told him they will charge me. He said it was non-sense. And I was subpoenaed on Monday.
NK: See, it was the Boss who handpicked this Chief Prosecutor.
Borisov enters the room.
BB: Curses, Slavi Binev has higher ratings than Kostov, this is ridiculous.
BB: Give me a cigar.
MN: Mareshki has paid well and today he is on the front pages of Trud and 24 Hours. They are feeding the media.
BB: You made me ill.
NK: I am even worse of. Why is the President after me? He says I was one of your people.
BB: If he had said that, this is good.
NK: Good, maybe, but the Boss presents it in another way.
NK: He said the President scolded him – how long are you going to put up with these people, he told him. These are not good things. I am repressed. The Socialists are repressing me too.
BB: Who from them?
NK: In general (laughs). All are repressing me. Yane is after me as well.
NK: Over the energy sector cases. I am going to bite the dust. I will apply to become Appellate Prosecutor, I want to go there?
BB: Where is this?
NK: The Appellate Prosecutor's Office.
BB: In Sofia?
NK: I do not want to stay here anymore.
BB: And this one, Dzambazov, who is he with? I know who appointed him. Sasho Arabadzhiev called Filchev on Stanishev's and Parvanov's request.
NK: He is from my hometown, Yambol. He is younger than me... He is somewhat gay, but...
BB: Not somewhat, he is openly a ... (very derogative).
NK: Right. But otherwise he is a good boy. Smart boy.
BB: All gays are very smart in general. I will start saying that I am gay.
BB: So that they think I am smart. Nikola Filchev told me Dzambazov's entire story. You know Filchev, he is like a computer, you press the button and he begins giving you stories and dates.
NK: Boyko Naydenov first took Dzambazov to work for him; then I took him.
BB: Maybe you like quirky things too?
NK: I have never tried (with a man)... It might be nice. Who knows; at my age...
BB: Wasn't Dzambazov the one who went to interrogate Ovcharov in his office?
NK: Yes, he was even scolded over it. As far as Miro (Miroslav Naydenov), they are hiding his case from me.
BB: Who is hiding it?
NK: The Prosecutor's Office leadership.
NK: You want me to talk against my Boss? The monitoring prosecutor is reporting every evening everything to Bobi (Borislav) Sarafov.
BB: Who is Bobi Sarafov?
NK: He is reporting, I suppose on Tsatsarov's orders, because I am between a rock and a hard place. Everyone is blackmailing me.
BB: Is it better to be Appellate Prosecutor than City Prosecutor?
NK: It is three levels higher. You promised me to become Chief Prosecutor; it did not happen. In the Appellate Office, I will be higher-up than the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office.
BB: And Miro's case? As a prosecutor, what do you think?
NK: I think nothing. This witness, what was his name – Simeonov? – he has changed his mind again. This is what they told me from the airport. I am serious. Without his testimony, I do not see them having anything against Miro. Just the special surveillance devices of Kalina Ilieva.
MN: They now want to frame Malena (Prosecutor Malena Filipova) with me.
NK to BB: Do not smirk. You are the one who handpicked him (meaning Tsatsarov).
NK: Bro, they are after you... Guess who. It is not me. Ask the Boss to tell you.
NK: Ask the Chief Prosecutor what is going on in his head. He does not tell me. He is surprising me constantly. One day he is beating me, on the next one – he is caressing me. This is why I want to become Appellate Prosecutor. The Boss told me we should crucify as Jesus the journalist from Mediapool, Boris Mitov. He is gay as well. Gay and a junkie. I am always the one to handle the fires, and I am getting tired. It is too much; blow after blow. Everyone is misleading me, cheating on me. It hurts.
BB: Is Roman (Roman Vassilev) f... Dzambazov?
NK: According to the media, another one of my deputies is gay.
BB: Roman appears to like men somewhat (derogative).
NK: They are good friends with Dzambazov, for sure.
MN: This gay thing is contagious...
NK: I have no idea what is contagious...But I am nervous lately.
MN: So am I.
NK: Things are not good. Yours is yours, mine is mine.
MN: I am asking you as a prosecutor. If this witness has changed his testimony, couldn't they drop the case?
NK: They can.
MN: And why aren't they? This was the deal, wasn't it? I go, they question me, end of story.
NK: I am repressed right now; I have no room for maneuvering. I am asking Dzambazov. He does not tell me; he lies to me, I know. Honestly, I think the case will not hold water in Court. As far as the other case, about the media, I heart a gossip, which I can tell you, but only if you want to hear it.
MN: Tell me.
NK: They have offered a deal, and it might have been accepted by some young ladies, and one of them is the lady you have been shacking up with - to testify against you in exchange of her not being charged.
BB: I told you – he is not your problem; she is your problem.
NK: So, I am thinking in the right direction.
MN: I am not nervous there.
BB: If the one I am shacking up with begins setting me up, whose fault it would be? Listen to what the man tells you.
MN: Well, he said it was gossip...
NK: Gossip that might turn true.
BB: Makes sense.
NK: I am going to see my Boss for rehearsal. I have no idea if I will be back.
Kokinov leaves after handing to Borisov undisclosed yet results of prosecutor's probes, according to the original publication.
MN to BB: Listen, Boss. She will not betray me. Marga is very close to Kalina (Ilieva). They see each other even after Kalina was sentenced for forging her diploma.
Borisov speaks on the phone.
BB: How did the interview go with Barekov (journalist from TV Nikola Barekov). He is ... (vulgarity).
Borisov speaks on the phone.
BB: They are talking against themselves. Again, the "Crazy" one is not your problem; this is your problem because it boils down to EU money.
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