Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Bulgaria: Former defence minister faces court accused of singing unprofitable deals

Focus Information Agency - A judge panel with Sofia Military Court is to sit on the case against former defence minister Nikolay Tsonev, accused of singing unprofitable deals.

The case concerns four concrete deals for airplane and vehicle parts, which Tsonev has signed in the second half of 1999 in his capacity of chief of the Delivery Management Directorate with the Ministry of Defence.

The charges are for criminal breach of trust, manifested in non-execution of official duties under the Public Procurement Act.

According to the indictment, the deals have caused harm to the defence ministry estimated at more than BGN 970,000.