A 39-year-old judge in the civil division of the Sofia Regional Court was found dead after falling five storeys from his apartment in the Vurbnitsa neighbourhood of the Bulgarian capital city in the early hours of February 18.
Tsvetan Tsenov had recently been seconded to the Sofia City Court, reports said.
Prosecutors are investigating and pre-trial proceedings have been initiated in connection with assistance with or incitement to suicide, which is standard procedure in such cases.
Reports said that Tsenov had been the presiding judge in the court action for the bankruptcy of football club CSKA. He was appointed to the case on December 29 2015, the last working day of the year, after the previous presiding judge was transferred.
However, a Sofia City Court statement confirming the death of Tsenov said that at his own request, Tsenov had been due to return to the Sofia Regional Court on February 22 2016.
He had been promoted to the rank of judge by the Supreme Judicial Council two years ago.
(Photo: Bart Groenhuizen/sxc.hu)