Here’s a few more snippets on that Bulgarian lead. It’s not clear that this was contained in the original, but it contains more detail than we were able get from Monday’s stuff… Thanks for the heads-up from commenter ‘Colin’ on the original thread… Still not yet a story, but it is certainly building into an interesting set of questions… Update below the fold:
According to lawyers, the two Irishmen are clients of Bilbank, as they have for some time been receiving their mail at the address of the bank’s branch in town. There are reports of letters arriving there, demanding that the two men disclose the origin of money, coming in as transfers from abroad.
‘Bulbank strictly abides the legal provisions for check-ups in such cases. And if there are any hints of possible breaches, the bank immediately informs the authorities in charge’, the press office of the bank commented.
Annonymous commenter ‘k’ points us at this piece, which offers a possible explanation:
Steven and Eiden have registered the firms “A M” and “B D” on January 24 in Bulgaria at the same address, 8 Mara Gidik Street. In addition to the same family name and the same address registration, the two provided the same address in Ireland – a farm in the village of Ballybinaby, Hackballs Cross in the County Louth.
This is the same place where Slab Murphy lives.
Many Irish citizens have come to Bulgaria and registered their own firms in order to purchase real estate, since the country joined the European Union in January. [emphasis added]
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