A three-judge panel of the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has cleared Stoyan Kushlev of conflict of interest charges for his tenure as Chair of the Commission for Establishing Property Acquired through Criminal Activity.

The former Chair of the watchdog was taken to court following a report of the Parliamentary Anticorruption Committee.

On Monday VAS concluded that there was no proof of kinship between Kushlev and the seven members of the watchdog he appointed.