The National Revenue Agency canceled its seizures for a total of BGN 49,634,300 imposed on companies of the accused gambling businessman Vasil Bozhkov. This is clear from a decree to cancel the imposed security measures, published in the Commercial Register, BTV reports.
Seizures of the capital of a total of 30 Bozhkov companies have been lifted. The most serious collateral was on the company “Agro Capital 2009” OOD, which has a capital of BGN 56,000,000, of which BGN 44,800,400 was seized. Until 2009, the company was 80% owned directly by Vasil Bozhkov, after which he retained control through the joint-stock company “Infra Holding”. The other more significant lien is on “Vabo 2017” OOD, where BGN 2,680,000 was secured.
The cancellation of the seizures happened at the beginning of August on the basis of revision proceedings of Vasil Bozhkov, which ended with an act of the National Revenue Agency, led by Rumen Spetsov, with which no obligations to the treasury were established. However, the capital of a large part of the gambling businessman’s companies in question remains frozen by the anti-corruption commission KPCONPI because of a criminal case against him.
At the moment, Bozhkov is under house arrest, but he has also been given bail in the amount of BGN 500,000.
On his Facebook profile, Bozhkov published a decree of a prosecutor from the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office granting him immediate protection. His wife, Elena Dineva, as well as his son, Anton Bozhkov, also receive such through the Bureau for the Protection of Threatened Persons at the Ministry of Justice.
The prosecution stated that Vasil Bozhkov was not, nor is he currently a “protected witness”.