Report: Wife of Football Club President Had Staged Both Kidnappings

Crime | July 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00| Views: 2692 | Comments: 3
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Interrogators are working on a new sensational version regarding the kidnapping of the former "Litex" Football Club President Angel Bonchev and the disappearing of his wife Kameliya.

Kameliya has planned the kidnapping of her husband by teaming up with and paying criminal professionals, according to the Bulgarian daily newspaper "Standard" citing their own sources, which were top officials at the Interior Ministry.

Allegedly Boncheva had staged her own disappearance as well.

Angel Bonchev disappeared from the parking lot of his apartment building in Sofia around 1 a.m. on May 22 and was found over a month and a half later by a police patrol on a street in helpless condition.

As it was officially confirmed by Interior Minister Mihail Mikov, Kameliya Boncheva has been also kidnapped while paying part of the ransom for the release of her husband.

According to unconfirmed information from numerous media publications, Boncheva has been accompanied by undercover police officers, who botched the operation and failed to protect her.

"Standard" cite their sources saying that the way Boncheva disappeared made them suspicious since the kidnapping of the person delivering the ransom was a first in their practice and they decided to take a serious look into the spouses' relationship.

The investigators had discovered that there have been personal problems and Bonchev had been abusing his wife. At the same time the "Litex" President had been paranoiac about someone following his money and had opened accounts in his wife's name where he poured the profits from his joint business with the Zemun group.

All this lead investigators to the belief that Kameliya Boncheva had reasons to want to get away from her husband and her marriage and had organized his kidnapping and her own disappearance in order to leave with the ransom money. They suspect that she is currently outside the country.

Investigators also offer this latest version as an explanation why the kidnappers managed to silence the high-end GPS equipment of the police officers, who have been accompanying Boncheva.

During interrogations after his release, Bonchev, however, had denied having any problems with his wife and that he had been mistreating her.

Other leads, such as business relations gone wrong or simply kidnapping for ransom have also been followed by the Police. The last version, however, looks less and less probable, according to the newspaper sources because usually kidnappers aim at the children of wealthy people. Consequently, if one of the "Litex" President's was kidnapped there would have been a much greater chance for Bonchev to find and pay a large sum of money for his child's release.

"Standard" further talks about the Police focusing their effort on searching for Kameliya abroad and about the possibility that they would ask Interpol for assistance.

According to "Standard," the new version about the double kidnapping of the Bonchev family is already known in the Parliament as well. The daily newspaper tells about some Members of the Parliament admitting that this new version has been secretly discussed in the Parliament's halls all week, without anyone daring to speak up in public.
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CJB - 25 Jul 2008 // 18:33:08

Well, let's see. It might be that the wife withdrew the 1/2 million leva, hoping to abscond with it. That's possible.

On the other hand, now that she has disappeared I presume her husband will be able to lay claim to all the money in her bank accounts. He just has to wait a year or two until she is "missing, presumed dead".

He is still around, she is not. Could be quite convenient for him...

Kendoh - 25 Jul 2008 // 18:29:22

"Who needs TV when you've got stuff like this"...

Very true.... More twists and turns than a Hollywood Blockbuster,as the saying goes " you couldn't make it up"

When she has spent the huge wad of money she can be "arrested" taken to a Sofia court for a damn good wrist slapping, then off to Hollywood as a scriptwriter.

Proof if needed,that Ingenuity has no bounds where stealing money is concerned.

ballgarian - 25 Jul 2008 // 17:47:08

Who needs TV when you've got stuff like this.

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