Ex-head Bulgarian cbanker charged with fraud

Stoyan Shoukerov, former head of the Foreign Exchange Operations Department of the National Bank of Bulgaria (BNB), has been charged with abuse of office in connection with the refinancing of commercial banks with 49 million dollars, the Special Investigations Service said on Feb 9, 2001. "I am responsible for the refinancing and if I did anything wrong, I must account for it," Shoukerov said.

He turned up at the investigator's office alone. His lawyer was about an hour late because of anothe