Bulgaria’s Special Public Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges against an organized crime group for particularly large-scale tax evasion, the Prosecution’s press center announced. The charges are related to the group of scrap companies Nadine. According to the indictment, these companies have used “hollow” firms with illiterate managers unable to do business to commit VAT fraud. Those arrested include Radoslav Bossilkov, manager of Nadine-Commerce and Dennis Boshnakov, manager of Ferroalloys Plant which is owned by the Eltrade Company. The Eltrade Company and Nadine are among the companies that, according to an investigation of Bivol, received huge loans from First Investment Bank (FIB) which are not served, but renegotiated. They have also credited their offshore owners connected with the majority shareholders of the bank Tseko Minev and Ivailo Mutafchiev. These data about the drain of the bank were provided to the central bank (Bulgarian National Bank, BNB) which refused to check them. Now, however, it’s the Prosecution’s turn, as the file is located in the State Agency for National Security (DANS). The suspected in tax fraud manager of Nadine-Commerce, Radoslav Bossilkov, was arrested along with three other people on July 18, 2012 in a special operation of the Main Unit for Combatting Organized Crime (GDBOP) and the National Revenue Agency (NRA) under the supervision of the Special Prosecutor’s Office. At that time, the procurator of Nadine-Commerce was Georgi Dimitrov Mutafchiev, who is both a Member of the Supervisory Board of FIB and brother of Ivaylo Mutafchiev, one of the majority shareholders of the bank. Mutafchiev has been authorized personally by Bossilkov on July 1, 2011, and the offenses with which the Special Public Prosecutor has charged Bossilkov today have been committed in the period from January 2010 to early 2012. It is not known whether the procurator Mutafchiev has been investigated in this case.
One month before being arrested, Bossilkov has transferred the ownership of the company Nadine-N which owns Nadine-3 and Nadine-Commerce to the Cyprus offshore company Nikila DEVELOPMENT. The owner of Nikila is Evdokiya Maklamuzi.
At the end of 2014, a major investigation of Bivol revealed that offshore companies owned and managed by Georgios Georgiou and Evdokiya Maklamuzi received loans in the amount of over 1 billion levs from FIB. Expect a detailed investigation of Bivol in how companies managed by Maklamuzi have received in their accounts in branches of FIB in Cyprus huge amounts through “hollow” companies that have taken loans from the bank.
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