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In Bulgaria, officials sold the country's passports for bitcoins

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Bulgarian officials were arrested on suspicion of selling citizenship and passports of the country for bitcoins to residents of Ukraine, Moldova and Macedonia. This is reported by the local edition of NOVA .

In particular, Petr Kharalampiev, the head of the State Agency for the Affairs of Bulgarians Abroad, and also two employees of the department, Krasimir Tomov and Marko Stoyov, were arrested for frauds.

According to the lawyers of the detainees, the law enforcement agencies have no evidence of the guilt of their clients, but the prosecutor’s office insists on the opposite.

“The bribe was in cryptocurrency, we have evidence, ” said Bulgarian Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev.

On October 30, Bulgarian police detained 20 people on suspicion of illegally selling their passports.

Earlier, BlockchainJournal reported that the US Department of Justice accused seven employees of the GRU of the Russian Federation in cyber attacks and other illegal actions using cryptocurrency.

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