Georgiev vs BCF: The Anti-Corruption Proceedings Against Bulgarian Chess Federation Have Been Terminated

Время публикации: 19.06.2015 19:12 | Последнее обновление: 19.06.2015 19:40

The Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee for Anti-corruption, Conflict of Interests and Parliamentary Ethics announces that it has terminated the proceedings against the Bulgarian Chess Federation and has notified Regional Prosecutor’s Office about that decision. The information has been published today by Silvio Danailov official website as well as the BCF official website (in Bulgarian).

The proceedings had been initiated by the public statement made by Kiril Georgiev, Metodi Stoynev, and Simeon Stoichkov at their joint press-conference on May 28. Georgiev, Stoynev and Stoichkov accused the Bulgarian Chess Federation of fraud and corruption, backing their accusations by the financial figures based on documental sources.

Kiril Georgiev, who is the 6-times national champion and one of the most renowned Bulgarian GMs, explained his position later in the interview for our website after he had been disqualified by the BCF as a result of his public statements.

The Parliamentary Committee decision supposedly means that the evidence presented by the three Bulgarian players was considered insufficient, even though backed by facts and documents. Meanwhile, according to the Bulgarian sources mentioned above, two independent audits of Bulgarian Chess Federation made by the Inspectorate of the Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports did not find any evidence of corruption or violations either. Thus, the BCF decision to ban Georgiev, Stoynev, and Stoichkov for several years "for undermining the authority of the BCF and discrediting its leadership" remains in force. Chess-News will keep an eye on the situation.


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