Controversial Bulgarian media mogul Delyan Peevski was granted access to the highest level of classified information in the country three days before he was even appointed as head of the State Agency for National Security, according to a local paper.
Boris Dimitrov, chair of the State Commission on Information Security, told the Sega daily that Peevski was granted access to top secret information on June 14.
The access was granted by DANS just three weeks after Peevski was sworn in as lawmaker, even though the normal procedure takes at least a month, Dimitrov noted.
Dimitrov said it was unclear what prompted the move.
Local media have reported that there were two investigations launched by DANS against Peevski. The current status of the alleged investigations is unclear.