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(DF) Authorities Freeze or Impound Lv 800,000 from Vote Buyers for First Time Ever

April 6 (BTA) – For the first time ever, the Bulgarian authorities have frozen or impounded over 800,000 leva by prosecutorial order because there is evidence that the money would be used to buy votes, the Prosecution reported on Tuesday. The impounded cash includes 383,000 leva and some euro, and the assets frozen under the Measures against Money Laundering Act are worth 425,000 leva. Prosecutors have also instituted pretrial proceedings in 41 cases of suspected violation of citizens’ voting rights in connection with Sunday’s parliamentary elections.