The head of RZI Kardzhali was not in a conflict of interest

The head of RZI Kardzhali was not in a conflict of interest
The head of RZI Kardzhali was not in a conflict of interest

Final decision of two courts

A fine of BGN 10,000 was canceled on KPCONPI

The director of the Regional Health Inspection (RZI) in Kardzhali, Viktor Kirchev, was not in a conflict of interest. This was decided successively by two courts – the Administrative Court-Kardjali and the Supreme Administrative Court, which annulled the decision of the KPCONPI as illegal. This was announced in a letter to Trud by his lawyers Ivo Todorov and Deniz Ismail.

In 2020, KPCONPI announced that it fined Kirchev BGN 10,000, because auto parts were purchased for RZI’s needs from a company in which he was a manager and partner in the past, and the company was subsequently owned by his wife.

However, both courts did not establish that Kirchev signed payment orders with the knowledge that the specific amounts under them were for the benefit of the commercial company managed by the person related to him. He was not involved in determining the need for auto parts, selecting the supplier and approving the cost. Last but not least, Kirchev has been de facto separated from his wife for about 10 years, it is clear from the court decisions.