Sofia City Court Holds Fast Track Hearing of 'Fake Ballots' Case

Crime | June 11, 2014, Wednesday // 12:42
Bulgaria: Sofia City Court Holds Fast Track Hearing of 'Fake Ballots' Case Photo by BGNES.

Sofia City Court has decided to launch a fast track hearing of the notorious case of the illegal Kostinbrod ballots discovered ahead of the 2013 early general elections, Wednesday.

The former Council of Ministries Chief Secretary, Rosen Zhelyazkov has been charged with abuse of office. According to the prosecution, Zhelyazkov failed to exercise proper control over the printing house "Multiprint" in order to provide benefits for its owner. 480,000 ballots above the contracted ones were found in the printing house in the wake of the elections. Of these, 351,075 ballots were found fit to be used outside the quantities stipulated in the contract.

The Court has upheld the case twice already over procedural breaches.The case was returned to the prosecuting authority so that the serious flaws in the indictment against Zhelyazkov could be removed.

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Tags: Kostinbrod, fake ballots, Rosen Zhelyazkov, Sofia City Court, Multiprint, elections
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