District Court – Stara Zagora took the most serious measure of remand, “Detention in custody” against 62-year-old Tatiana Dimitrova, head of the Regional Department of Education in Stara Zagora, and her accused assistant Georgi P., 55 years old.
At a court hearing, the prosecutor requested that the two be remanded in custody.
Defense attorneys pleaded for a lighter remand. Such was the request made by the defendants to the court.
The District Court – Stara Zagora, after discussing the evidence collected at this stage of the investigation, accepted that from all of it, a reasonable assumption can be made that the two defendants committed the crimes for which they are held criminally liable. According to the court, there is no real danger that T. D. and G. P. will abscond, given the fact that there is permanent address data for each of them. In the specific case, the court considered that there was a real danger that the defendants would commit another crime if they were imposed a lighter measure of remand, and that their actions would try to influence the questioning of the witnesses.
The two are accused of coercion for the purpose of property gain, the prosecutor’s office announced.
According to the indictment, after questioning more than 30 witnesses and reviewing numerous documents, it was established that from January 10 to 25, 2019, Dimitrova and the accused as an accomplice forced a senior expert in education management to carry out a re-inspection in a secondary school in Stara Zagora against his will . Findings from a previous inspection had to be changed. According to the indictment, Tatiana Dimitrova “abused her power in her capacity as head of RUO-Stara Zagora.
The investigation into the pre-trial proceedings is in an active phase, the state prosecution specifies.
The measure of indifference is subject to appeal before the Plovdiv Court of Appeal within 3 days.
Worked on the publication: Ivan Slavov