Bulgaria former court chief gets suspended sentence in eavesdropping trial

Bulgaria former court chief gets suspended sentence in eavesdropping trial

Sofia, January 15, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Vladimira Yaneva, the former head of Sofia City Court, was handed a one-year suspended sentence, with a three-year probation period, on charges of authorising the use of covert surveillance beyond limits imposed by law.

Yaneva’s co-defendant Todor Kostadinov, the former department head who made the requests for covert surveillance, was found not guilty on charges of submitting false data in the requests. He was, however, fined 3000 leva for making inquiries in the police register without proper authorisation and using someone else’s account.