Scandal around Bulgarian gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov continues
Bulgaria’s gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov, to whom 11 indictments have been raised in Bulgaria, published on Facebook text messages that he claims to have exchanged with Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov. According to one correspondence, Minister Goranov gave “valuable instructions” to Maria Filipova, predecessor of the former Chairman of the State Gambling Commission Alexander Georgiev, in favour of Vasil Bozhkov. In the second text message Vasil Bozhkov complains that the State Gambling Commission sabotages the activity of his gambling company and receives an answer that the problem will be solved.
On May 13, businessman Vasil Bozhkov announced that he was transferring the shares of Levski football club to Premier Boyko Borissov.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Finance notes that Minister Goranov has voiced his position regarding Vasil Bozhkov last Friday and he will not make other statements on allegations and public appearances of the person concerned, who owes EUR 359 million to the state treasury