Monday, April 28, 2014

Trouble in Bulgaria

Chief Judge Veselin Pengezov
Naharnet reports that the chief judge of the Bulgarian Military Appeals Court and his predecessor (currently serving as chief judge of the Sofia Appeals Court) have been charged with abuse of power and embezzling European Union funds. Both jurists have denied the charges. The charges were brought by the Military Prosecutor's Office, according to Focus News. Another account reported that Sofia chief judge
[Veselin] Pengezov explained he had prosecution immunity as a magistrate and that besides did not understand why he should be tried by the military only for being a former general. He also believes the trial against him is politically motivated.

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