Bulgaria's PM Slams Discrediting Leaked Tapes, Sends Them Abroad

Bulgaria's PM Slams Discrediting Leaked Tapes, Sends Them Abroad

Bulgaria's prime minister has reiterated the leaked wiretaps, accusing him of meddling in the work of the customs, are rigged and has vowed to send them abroad for verification.

"I want to get foreign experts to check the authenticity of the tapes. They know how dangerous it could be to add or delete words in the sentence," Boyko Borisov said on Sunday. "There is nothing we should be ashamed of, I can guarantee that," he added.

The new tape is the fourth one released on Friday Galeria weekly. The recordings, whose authenticity is yet to be proven, allege Borisov provided a cover-up for the owner of the "Ledenika" beer company, Mihail Mihov. The tapes reveal that Borisov had called Tanov with an order to immediately pull the tax agents out of the factory and that the "Ledenika" boss personally complained to the PM. In another tape, Tanov can be heart telling his Deputy, Antoniy Strandzhev, to keep the documents secure while he is away.

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