He presented himself as an interpreter in a private clinic, accompanying her 28-year-old compatriot who was in an advanced stage of pregnancy and was about to give birth to a baby girl. It was not the first time the 40-year-old, με καταγωγή από τη Βουλγαρία, visited the same clinic claiming that she helps pregnant women with interpretation because they do not know the Greek language. It has happened at least twice in the past, which raised the suspicions of the nursing staff. When, on the day of the departure of the 28-year-old, There were problems with the documents submitted by the so-called interpreter for the issuance of the birth certificate of the newborn, the managers of the clinic addressed the police. The investigation revealed that the newborn was intended to be delivered to a childless couple, for an amount estimated to reach 5.000 euro.
The 40-year-old was sentenced
The case, which unfolded in February 2019 in Thessaloniki, was tried today before the Mixed Jury Court of Thessaloniki, who sentenced the 40-year-old to three years and three months in prison. The same sentence was imposed on her compatriot husband who also became a defendant in the case.. The court found them guilty of attempting to mediate in illegal adoption by profession, while they themselves were found to have engaged the Authorities in similar acts, in other areas of Greek territory. As described in the case file, the couple had transported the pregnant woman by road from Bulgaria, already a mother of two children, in order to give birth in Greece and then illegally hand over her newborn for adoption. By the same decision, the biological mother was sentenced to one year in prison, which was suspended.
How the plot unfolded
The director of the clinic's testimony testified in court as a witness, which described how the plot unfolded. Αναφερόμενη στην 40χρονη είπε πως «είχε ζητήσει από τους νοσηλευτές να μη φέρουν σε επαφή το νεογνό με τη μητέρα, because she was tired of giving birth ". He added that "we were impressed that he had appeared twice before in the clinic", while standing by the problems that arose with the documents during the issuance process. For his part, the obstetrician testified that shortly before giving birth he received a call on his cell phone from an unknown woman who introduced herself as a friend of the interest rate and spoke fluent Greek.. "It never crossed my mind that something suspicious might be happening", said the same witness.
The 40-year-old, appeared in court but did not apologize and was tried by an attorney. Her husband, detainee while serving a sentence for similar cases, declared ignorance of the case, calling his involvement unfair. His lawyer stated that his client has lived in Greece for many years and is employed as a land worker..