Bulgaria: Prosecution office starts probing allegations made by businessmen against GERB’s Government

Bulgaria: Prosecution office starts probing allegations made by businessmen against GERB’s Government

The prosecuting magistracy has started probing the statements made by businessmen Svetoslav Ilchovski and Ivan Angelov during a hearing in front of the ad hoc parliamentary committee scrutinizing the GERB incumbency.

The Prosecutor General’s Spokesperson, Siyka Mileva, told BTA that the prosecuting magistracy’s actions [in response to the scandalous allegations] have started a few days ago and that the statements made by the two businessmen will be probed.

Speaking during a hearing before the committee on Friday, Ilchovski, a large landowner and grain producer, talked about extensive schemes for pressuring businesses to cater to the power-holders’ interests and about corruption, which he claims he was subjected to. Angelov, a large poultry producer, whose name and company were mentioned by Ilchovski as being involved in shady dealings, said that he will refer the latter to the prosecuting magistracy for spreading lies.

Mileva said that the election campaign has been going on for months now and the prosecuting magistracy receives numerous alerts.

Donchev: Caretaker cabinet behave in the spirit of revenge

It is logical to expect that the caretaker cabinet will behave in the spirit of revenge because of everything that President Rumen Radev has said about the GERB government, the resigned Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev told BNR. He also commented on the activity of the parliamentary commission for revision of the work of the government during the last 10 years, describing it as “both post-election and pre-election drama”. It was in it that businessman Svetoslav Ilchovski said that he had to give up part of his profits in favour of the government in order not to lose his business.

However, Tomislav Donchev questioned his words. “With the deductions, this is a recirculation of a political fulcrum, which has been in circulation for several years,” he said./ibna