Miglena Tacheva, nominated for a Justice Minister in Nikolay Gabrovsky’s rejected draft cabinet, is suspected of an official crime committed in 2007.
The information comes from a decree of the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office (SCPO) on an ACF report from 2018. The SCPO sent the file to the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office, but it is unclear what happened after that.
The decree concerns a contract concluded by Miglena Tacheva for the rent of the building of the Administrative Court-Sofia region on 7 Saborna str., owned by “Translat” AD.
The problem stems from the fact that the former justice minister agreed with the company on a rent of EUR 16 per sq. m, compared to an average price of EUR 11 per sq. m in this area on 15 October 2007, when the contract was concluded.
According to prosecutor Boryana Betsova, “it can be concluded that there is evidence of a malfeasance in office – under Article 282 of the Criminal Code, committed by a minister.”
In 2018, prosecutor Bettsova forwarded the file to the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office, and it is unclear what happened to it afterward.