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(DF) Businessman Boris Bekyarov Charged with Participation in Crime Group Led by Fugitive Gambling Mogul Bojkov

October 11 (BTA) – The specialized prosecution Monday said it has brought charges against businessman Boris Bekyarov for participation in the crime group led by fugitive gambling mogul Vassil Bojkov. Bekyarov arrived in Bulgaria on a flight from Austria on October 10, and was detained at the airport. Given his procedural behaviour and documents presented by him, the team of prosecutors supervising the pre-trial proceedings decided Bekyarov should be released on a 44,000 leva bail. He is also prohibited from leaving the country. Bekyarov is an associate of gambling mogul Vassil Bojkov, who is currently hiding from justice in Dubai. Back in Bulgaria, Bojkov faces 19 criminal charges: criminal association with journalists and politicians for the purpose of committing offences against the Republic, evasion of more than 700 million leva in gambling licensing fees, money laundering, extortion, bribery, murder, abetting in murder, attempted rape, leading an organized crime group since 2014, trading in influence, and unlawful possession of cultural assets. RY/DS /ДЛ/