The Swedish-language Österbottens Tidning, published in Ostrobothnia, reports that one of the former (now substitute) members of the Fennovoima board, Djurica Tankosic, has ties to the so-called Bulgarian energy mafia. Tankosic is a citizen of the United States.
ÖT bases its report on a document released by journalistic website WikiLeaks and dated to 2006. The document shows that Tankosic has „very close“ ties to a chief of the Bulgarian energy sector, Bogomil Manchev. The US Bulgarian embassy is the reporting party in the document in question.
The highly influential Manchev is suspected of crimes related to the Russian Rosatom nuclear power plant initiative in Bulgaria. The plant has been on ice for the past five years, partly due to the rumours of criminal acts.
Manchev and his company, Risk Engineering, has often been cited on opaque business methods.
Manchev is suspected, among other things, of forging environmental reports. Tankosic – who represents the Worley Parson consultancy – is suspected of the same in connection to the Belen plant……..
DIRTY ENERGY: CORRUPTION AND LACK OF TRANSPARENCY PLAGUE BULGARIAN ENERGY SECTOR
2006 December 20, 13:52 (Wednesday)
SOFIA 00001691 002 OF 006 6. (SBU) Other examples are more blatant and involve outright fraud and embezzlement, as was illustrated this summer when authorities discovered that the head of Sofia’s District Heating company (or Toplofikatsia-Sofia), Valentin Dimitrov, stole and tried to launder at least 1.64 million Euro from the state-owned company. Dimitrov’s abuse consisted of issuing contracts at inflated prices, making phony purchases and issuing billings in increments just below the minimum value required to report them. The scandal caused a public uproar and triggered a (still ongoing) parliamentary investigation into Toplofikatsia and other allegations of corruption in the sector, including the role of consultants, energy exports and the modernization of Kozloduy Units 5 and 6. BULGARIA’S ENERGY MAFIA: BOGOMIL MANCHEV
7. (C) Three names always mentioned as key players in
Bulgaria’s so-called „energy mafia“ are Bogomil Manchev from Risk Engineering, Krassimir Georgiev from Frontier and Hristo Kovachki. Manchev and Georgiev have been omnipresent in the sector since the early 1990s, while Kovachki is considered a new player. 8. (C) Bogomil Manchev’s presence in the energy field, particularly the nuclear sector, is pervasive. His engineering and consulting company, Risk Engineering, founded in 1992, got its start working as a subcontractor for Westinghouse for a EU Phare project related to Kozloduy’s Units 1-4. From there, Manchev and Risk’s influence grew as he won successive Phare projects for improving safety and security measures at Kozloduy Units 3 and 4, preparing documents for the development of Bulgaria’s uranium mines in Simitli and Dospat, assessing a potential national storehouse for radioactive waste, etc. 9. (C) By the time of Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha’s government (2001-2005), Manchev’s power in the energy sector was rumored to be all-encompassing.
Bulgarian police bust organised crime group
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Police on Wednesday (February 10th) arrested 13 members of an organised crime ring as part of a large-scale operation code-named Octopus. Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said the group — believed active for more than ten years — participated in money laundering, blackmail, bribery, drug trafficking, and tax fraud. Investigators say it may have been protected by high-ranking judicial and former government officials. Alexei Petrov, a former adviser to the State National Security Agency, was among those arrested. (Darik, Reuters, Dnevnik, Standart, bTV, BNT – 10/02/10)
En läcka från USA:s utrikesministerium visar kopplingar mellan det som kallas ”den bulgariska energimaffian” och Fennovoima.
Partnerschaften, im Betrug mit der Deutschen Bank auch mit den Klima Zertifikaten, einem 100 % Betrugs Geschäft, aber die Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt, aber niemand nimmt die Phantom Betrugs Bank vom Netz und entzieht die Bank Lizenz, wegen Überschuldung und Total Bankrott
Die Energie- und Klimawochenschau: 2015 könnte Rekordjahr werden, es wird weiter am Emissionshandel gestrickt, Solarenergie kann man auch im hohen Norden gewinnen