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US sanctions Bulgarian PEP (judge) and his family for corruption


The US State Department has imposed a travel ban on Bulgarian Criminal Court Judge Andon Mitalov on the basis of his involvement in significant corruption, which has “undermined the rule of law and severely compromised the independence of democratic institutions in Bulgaria”. His wife and daughter are also now subject to the same travel ban, as required under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020.