Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Court Case that Keeps on Going...

I thought the affair with Maxim Staviski was over and settled...I thought wrong.

According to Chris of the Xinhua News, Maxim Staviski has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years prison time for his drunk driving incident on August 5, 2007 which killed one person.

Last year, Staviski received a suspended sentence for the incident, however, the family appealed the decision to a higher Bulgarian court. That court ruled Monday that, according to Xinhua News, Staviski would have to stay in prison for 2 and 1/2 years. They also changed the amount of the original compensation -- 120,000 leva (about 85,700 U.S. dollars) to Peter's parents (up from 90,000 leva), and 150,000 leva (about 107,000 U.S. dollars) to Manuela's family (up from 80,000 leva).

Xinhua News also wrote Staviski's lawyers were disappointed by the Court's ruling, and that they were going to appeal it. They have a right to do that before the Supreme Cassation Court within 15 days.

And the Soap Opera continues...

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