Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mob Muscles Its Way Into Politics in Bulgaria

Life in Eastern Europe.

“Other countries have the mafia,” said Atanas Atanasov, a member of Parliament and a former counterintelligence chief who is a magnet for leaked documents exposing corruption. “In Bulgaria, the mafia has the country.”

Muscular men known as “thick necks” hang out in nightclubs like Sin City in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Newly politicized business networks with practices under scrutiny have made their mark on clubs like Sin City in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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