Bulgaria jails former spy chief for corruption

A Bulgarian court has sentenced the former head of Bulgaria’s National Intelligence Service to 10 years in prison. Kircho Kirov, who led the Bulgarian intelligence agency from 2003 to 2012, allegedly misappropriated funds, falsified more than 1,000 documents to claim expenses and embezzled 2.4 million euros. Kirov had close ties with the Bulgarian Socialists and was opposed to outing Communist-era agents and informants. Kirov claims his trial was politically motivated.


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