KPKONPI has identified corruption in a public procurement worth 85m euros. BGN
“The Specialized Prosecutor’s Office has been sent to the European Prosecutor’s Office for pre-trial proceedings for possible corruption crimes by a person holding the high office in Varna Municipality,” said Hristo Krastev, spokesman for the Special Prosecutor’s Office. The European Public Prosecutor’s Office is yet to assess whether the case is within its competence.
Asked whether it was the mayor of Varna Ivan Portnih, prosecutor Krastev said he could not confirm, as the case materials were currently sent to another prosecutor’s office and he did not have permission to provide more information.
KPKONPI found corruption in the public procurement for buses in Varna
This morning the Special Prosecutor’s Office announced that it had received materials from the inspection of KPKONPI, formed on a signal regarding the procedure for selection of a contractor in the municipality of Varna for the purchase of 60 electric buses and 60 chargers for a total of 85 million. leva.
Pre-trial proceedings have been instituted with the decree of the prosecutor’s observation – for the fact that during the period from October 25, 2019 to July 21 this year an official in charge of official position in the municipality of Varna, in order to obtain for himself and the other benefit , has violated its official duties and has exceeded its authority in connection with the assignment and activity of the Project “Ecologically clean transport for Varna”, financed under a grant agreement of the Operational Program “Environment 2014-2020”.