Rodopi. Picture: pixabay.com
The Special Criminal Court ruled a year of imprisonment with a 3-year probation period for the Mayor of Rodopi Municipality, Yordan Shishkov, said the Appellate Prosecutor's Office
. He was found guilty of not having taken proper care of a municipal property entrusted to him on 29 October 2010 and 17 January 2011 in a situation of a continuous crime, which resulted in a total of 459,654.57 in damage. In his capacity as public official, he concluded two agreements under municipality’s contracts with Integrated Road Systems AD that provided for penalties for any delayed payment by the municipality (from 0.2 to 10% of the overdue amount). These penalties were not included in the initial contracts and the municipality paid BGN 148,472.57 and BGN 311,182, respectively.
The court upheld the civil claim of the Municipality of Rodopi that Shishkov should recover the damage amounting to BGN 459,654.57 in full. He was ordered to pay in favour of the state the costs of proceedings standing at BGN 2,537, as well as BGN 18,386.18 in state fee on the amount of the civil claim.
© 2019 All rights reserved. Citing Focus Information Agency is mandatory!