BULGARIA CHARGES FORMER LAWMAKER WITH SPYING AND MONEY LAUNDERING FOR RUSSIA

On 10th September, Rferl reported that Nikolai Malinov, a former parliamentary deputy from the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) who now heads a pro-Russian NGO, has been formally charged with spying and laundering money for Russian organisations.  In a connected move, authorities have also imposed a 10-year ban on the entry into Bulgaria by Leonid Reshetnikov, a former Soviet and Russian Foreign Intelligence Service agent who retired in 2009 from Russia’s secret services as a lieutenant-general.  The money laundering charges are related to funds sent directly to Malinov and that were allegedly funnelled through the pro-Russian NGO that he heads, National Movement Russophiles.

https://www.rferl.org/a/bulgaria-charges-former-lawmaker-with-spying-for-russia/30157289.html

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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