Stefan Klenovski, who was arrested in a shopping center in Sofia on the evening of January 27, has been placed under house arrest by the Sofia City Court.

Klenovski had a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued for him in connection with a police operation codenamed Shock held last year against a crime ring specialized in ATM scams.

The remand measure was issued Tuesday by Miroslava Todorova, Chair of the Bulgarian Judges Association (BJA), who was recently accused by Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov of patronizing organized crime and of incompetence.