Two persons were detained during a joint operation by SANS, the Ministry of Interior and the Prosecutor’s Office on a counter corruption case

On 25th October 2017,  State Agency for National Security (SANS) and the Ministry of Interior officers, following directions and under the guidance of the Specialised Anticorruption Unit to the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office held in Sofia a special operation on countering to corruption.

The undertaken actions were in connection to opened pre-trial proceedings.

Two Bulgarian citizens were detained for 72 hours, one of who was a Ministry of the Economy employee. According to the acquired data, the state servant and an accomplice of his aroused and sustained misapprehension among candidate-beneficiaries on the procedure “Energy efficiency in small and medium-sized enterprises”, Operational programme “Innovations and Competitiveness”, that they could enable that their projects received the maximum financing against a percentage of the sum.

Within the frame of the procedure and investigation activities, searches have been made of three sites in Sofia, one of which is a service premise at the Ministry of the Economy. Papers and computer configurations were seized.

The work on the case continues.