Ivaylo Ivanov — who allegedly spray-painted swastikas along Remsen Street in Spetember 2007 and was later discovered to have an arsenal of explosives in his nearby apartment — will be in Brooklyn’s state criminal court for a pre-trial hearing on April 27.
His lawyer, Bernard Kleinman, said the hearing will focus on Ivanov’s admission to police at the time of his arrest, when he made statements implicating himself in the vandalism. Ivanov has pleaded not guilty to the incidents, which include charges of graffiti, criminal mischief, and bias crimes, and is currently held on $300,000 bail.
Ivanov is also charged in a separate case of criminal possession of explosives, which were discovered when he called cops after accidentally blowing off part of his finger in January 2008.
A trial date is set preliminarily for May 4, Kleinman said.