A deputy minister, deputy district governor and judges are among 11 senior state officials who are being audited by Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency because of alleged discrepancies between their stated incomes and the properties they own.
The inspections were requested by the National Audit Office, online news portal The Sofia Echo reported, quoting the National Revenue Agency.
Among the other officials under investigation are chairpersons of municipal councils, deputy mayors and a member of a political party.
Initially, about 561 officials were checked and 11 were identified for auditing. In all other cases, links between incomes and properties could be shown.
The audit office has begun an inspection of accounts provided by all participants in Bulgaria's October presidential and municipal elections.