Tsvetlin Yovchev’s family demonstrated enviable wealth, according to data from the property registry and from the tax declarations of the former Head of the National Security Agency, DANS, before the National Audit Office. From February 2010 to September 2012, the family managed to repay a mortgage loan with installments of 3000 euros a month.
After resigning from DANS on February 28, 2011, Yovchev declared a mortgage of 85000 loaned by UniCredit – Bulbank. He was also paying two car leases of 5000 and 9400 levs. Yovchev had 9500 levs in his bank accounts, but his wife had a deposit of over 80 000 levs.
A check in the property registry shows that on February 5, 2010, Tsvetlin Yovchev and his wife Michaela took a mortgage for an apartment of 114 square meters at the foot of Vitosha mountain, in the residential complex „Gardova Glava.“ The property was bought from the company „Buildco,“ which belongs to Samir Francis – partner of the Russian mobster Konstantin Tsiganov, and a former partner of Boyko Borisov and Zlatko „The Beret“
Only a month later, Konstantin Tsiganov was arrested on the order of Tsvetlin Yovchev, then Head of DANS, stripped of citizenship, declared persona non grata and imprisoned in the shelter for foreigners in Busmantsi, awaiting deportation. Tsiganov remained in Busmantsi for a year since he appealed the order, and the Russian authorities refused to issue him a passport.
On September 18, 2012, the mortgage was removed from the registries; meanwhile Yovchevi have not done other property transactions. The registry has no data on refinancing the loan for the same apartment.
If the mortgage was repaid in monthly installments, they would have been in the amount of nearly 3000 euros a month, to which must be added the installments for the car leases. It turns out that the family’s monthly loan installments greatly exceeded Yovchev’s salary as Head of the National Security Agency. It is unknown, however, how much money his wife earns and she holds solid assets, as evidenced by her declaration.
Earlier tax declarations of Yovchev as Head of the National Investigative Office Services, NSS, show that the family has prospered after he left NSS and began a private consulting business about which Bivol wrote in detail. In 2007, Yovchevi had no saving accounts whatsoever, and in 2008 Michaela Yovcheva has declared 9000 levs in deposit from salary.