A report of the probe of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) in the Sofia City Court (SCC), published today, confirms evidence revealed by Bivol in its special investigation in the lack of random allocation of jurors in the criminal department of SCC, headed by Judge Petya Kruncheva.
Our investigation demonstrated that the likelihood of one juror to be allocated to 24 out of 27 cases, as happened in the cases of the SCC Deputy Chair Petya Kruncheva, is
one in 1 229 295 586 637 710 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
The investigation of Bivol provides the first indisputable mathematical proof that the random allocation in the Courts is subject to gross manipulation and falsification.
Despite this serious violation of the Judiciary Act and the series of other breaches listed in the report, Petya Kruncheva remains untouchable. SJC sees the report as a piece of information and there is no follow-up. There isn’t a request by the Minister of Justice Hristo Ivanov to launch disciplinary proceedings against Kruncheva either. After her colleagues resigned, Kruncheva remained the only judge in SCC to approve requests for the use of Special Surveillance Devices.
There is a flagrant denial of all institutions to identify and punish those responsible for one of the worst vices of the judicial system, regularly cited in the reports of the European Commission. Meanwhile, the circus of Bulgaria’s rulers, called “judicial reform”, goes on.
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