The police have started criminal proceedings against a man accused of embezzlement with the funds of the Ministry of Defence. The unnamed man allegedly made at least EUR 173,000 by embezzling money through tenders worth EUR 1.73 million.
The Special Prosecutor’s Office has lodged a motion before a pre-trial judge so that the man can be remanded in custody, so that he is not able to influence witnesses.
Spokeswoman for the Prosecutor General, Jana Tokolyova, said the charges were filed by investigators of the Anti-Corruption Bureau based on the law on public procurement and auctions. Tokolyova added that cash had also been seized.