Lile Stefanova, a prosecutor at the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, said in a statement released today on the official website of the SPO that she did not agree with Katica Janeva’s decision to replace the detention of the detainees in the “Empire” case with house arrest.
In the second half of December 2018, I personally as a prosecutor expressed my disagreement with Katica Janeva’s decision to have the detention of the detainees in the “Empire” case replaced with house arrest. I felt that house arrest could not prevent the suspects from influencing the investigation that proved to be correct, given the now released tapes, Stefanova said in a written statement.
Stafanova, as the prosecutor in the “Empire” case, which is currently in the spotlight and which is full of speculation, considers it necessary to publicly disclose certain information, precisely in order to prevent such speculation.
According to Stefanova, she also disagreed with Katica Janeva’s decision to issue a temporary travel document to suspect Cvetan Pandeleski, but despite her opposing, such consent was granted.
The decision to issue a temporary travel document to the suspect Jordan Kamcev was made by Katica Janeva at a time when I was on vacation and she did not inform about it. I found out about this decision from the prosecutor Elizabeta Josifoska, who signed the written opinion, says Stefanova.