First arrest for buying votes before local elections on October 27 – police arrest a Lyaskovets man with a list of 100 names. This happened during a routine police check of a car in the parking lot of a municipal hospital, Nova TV reported.
Two men and one woman were traveling in the car. Unofficially, she confirmed that it was a vote buy. A list of 5 names and address books of people has been opened in Lyaskovets and in the villages of Dzhulyunitsa and Dobri dyal.
However, only one of the men – 33, from the so-called Manju clan – was detained for 24 hours.
His mother and grandmother said he had left since the night before, called to say he had been arrested and was in police custody. Both women, however, denied being involved in politics and voting.
"He's not the kind of boy to buy votes for," his mother said.
According to the District Prosecutor's Office, the man was accused of buying and selling votes. If found guilty, he is threatened with 1 to 6 years in prison and a fine of 10,000 BGN to 60,000 BGN.