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Borisov – an unwilling witness of an attempt on the life of a Greek mobster

22 February 2013 / 20:02:17  GRReporter
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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who resigned a few days ago, had witnessed a murder committed in the Peloponnese as reported by the Greek daily To Vima today. According to the article, he had heard "live" the shots that had taken the life of one person during the settling of accounts between underworld godfathers.

GRReporter contacted the author of the publication Vassilis Lambropoulos. He spoke of the events citing various sources.

"In June 2010, the Greek Minister of Citizen Protection Michalis Chrysohoidis visited Sofia along with a group of senior police officers. The purpose of the visit was the signing of a protocol on cross-border police cooperation between Greece and Bulgaria.

One of the officers who had friendly relations with Boyko Borisov met him informally and during this meeting, the mobile phone of the Greek police officer rang. He apologized to the Bulgarian Prime Minister and answered the call. After a few words, gunshots were heard from the other line and the two men went numb.

Sources confirmed the events and told me that the telephone line had been disconnected and Boyko Borisov started asking the Greek police officer what had happened to his interlocutor," said Lambropoulos.

In his words, the target of the attack was a man, aged 46, who called his friend the police officer, to ask for his help. The shooting occurred in a village in the western part of the Peloponnese near Amaliada on the evening of 9 June 2010.

The man, who was an old acquaintance to the police for crimes such as robbery and racketeering, was sitting in the cafeteria in the village, when a powerful motorcycle without registration plates and a car stopped alongside. As soon as he sensed the intentions of the driver, the 46-year-old man called the senior police officer. They knew each other from a previous case. He said he wanted to inform the police officer of the vehicle's registration plates and the actions of the motorcyclist. At the same time, however, the officer was in Sofia and talking with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

"As far as I know, their meeting was not held in a government building in Sofia. Rather, they were somewhere around the city. The mobile phone rang several times and during the last attempt to call, the police officer and the Bulgarian Prime Minister heard the shots," said the journalist.

Vassilis Lambropoulos also referred to the words of the victim of the attack. "The victim said that he had tried to speak with the officer, who had been meeting with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria at the same time". The shot man was immediately taken to a hospital in Rio, where he spent 20 days in the intensive care ward. He was then subjected to a special treatment that lasted 14 months.

According to the police investigation, the attacker was a man, now aged 26, who had previously been accused of murdering Panathinaikos fan Michalis Filopoulos during a collision of fans in 2007.

It is believed that he had undertaken to carry out the killing by orders of an imprisoned criminal. The headquarters of the Greek police took on the case because it was considered part of the activities of organized crime in the country.

In his interview for GRReporter, the journalist pointed out that neither the Greek nor the Bulgarian authorities had presented publicly the incredible story of the shots the Bulgarian Prime Minister had heard "directly" on the phone.

Tags: Crime newsBoyko BorisovPolice officerContract killingPeloponnese
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