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Deputy Mayor of Bulgaria’s Saedinenie Charged with Embezzlement

The deputy Mayor of the southern Bulgarian municipality of Saedinenie, Georgi Trendafilov, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of embezzlement.

Crime | November 14, 2014, Friday // 18:46 | Viewed: 1494

Bulgaria's Parliament Strips Four MPs of Immunity

The National Assembly has approved four of the five requests to lift the immunity of lawmakers submitted earlier this week.

Crime | November 14, 2014, Friday // 10:20 | Viewed: 1388

Bulgaria's Border Police Arrests 41 Syrians At Crossing With Romania

Bulgaria's border police arrested 41 Syrians at the Danube Bridge border crossing with Romania for illegally trying to leave the country, reports Vesti.

Crime | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 18:45 | Viewed: 1780

Bulgarian ex-IntMin Tsvetan Tsvetanov Gives Up Immunity

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, a former Interior Minister and current Chair of conservative GERB's parliament group, has renounced his immunity, the party's press office says.

Crime | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 10:09 | Viewed: 1351

Bulgaria's Police Seizes 112 kg Of Heroin

A special police operation seized 112 kg of heroin, worth BGN 14 M, near the border with Turkey, said Bulgaria's Interior Ministry.

Crime | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 16:50 | Viewed: 1859

Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor Asks Parliament to Strip 5 MPs of Immunity

Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has asked Parliament to strip 5 MPs of their immunity from prosecution, including Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Volen Siderov, Georgi Svilenski, Iliya Iliev, Dimitar Dimitrov, and MEP Sergey Stanishev.

Crime | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 13:41 | Viewed: 1605

Group of Racketeers Nabbed in Sofia

A group of racketeers have been arrested in Sofia in an ongoing joint operation of the Sofia Directorate of the Interior Ministry and the Chief Directorate “Criminal Police.

Crime | November 7, 2014, Friday // 21:16 | Viewed: 2403

Ex Mayor of Kocherinovo to Spend 4 Years in Prison over Illegal Logging

The former Mayor of the southwestern Bulgarian municipality of Kocherinovo Kostadin Katin will serve a 4-year prison term.

Crime | November 7, 2014, Friday // 20:54 | Viewed: 2203

4 Bulgarian Customs Officials Charged with Bribery Remain in Custody

The Specialized Criminal Court has remanded in custody four of the five customs officials charged with participating in an organized crime group involved in bribe-taking at the Lesovo border crossing point.

Crime | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 07:36 | Viewed: 2102

Police Seize 40kg of Heroin worth BGN 4 M in Plovdiv

40kg of heroin have been seized in Plovdiv in an operation of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security (DANS) and the Interior Ministry.

Crime | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 17:48 | Viewed: 2064

Sofia Court Stops Embezzlement Case against ex Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov

The Sofia Appellate Court has temporarily suspended the embezzlement case f against former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov due to the immunity from prosecution he acquired after taking an oath of office as MP.

Crime | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2025

7 Bulgarian Customs Officials Charged with Bribe-Taking

Seven customs officials have been charged with participating in an organized crime group involved in bribe-taking at the Lesovo border crossing point, according to Deputy Chief Prosecutor Borislav Sarafov.

Crime | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 10:22 | Viewed: 2424

3 Bulgarians Arrested in Cyprus over Suspected Assassination Plots

Three Bulgarian nationals have been arrested in Cyprus on suspicion of coming to the island to carry out assassinations.

Crime | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 07:39 | Viewed: 2409

Lesovo Border Crossing Open After 15-Hour Police Operation

The Lesovo border crossing between Bulgaria and Turkey was opened after a 15-hour operation against corrupt customs officers, said the Prosecutor's Office.

Crime | November 2, 2014, Sunday // 16:27 | Viewed: 3023

Lesovo Border Crossing Closed, Police Operation Underway

The Lesovo border crossing between Bulgaria and Turkey is closed due to a police operation against allegedly corrupt Bulgarian customs officers, reports the BTA wire service.

Crime | November 2, 2014, Sunday // 10:40 | Viewed: 2915

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor to Request Immunity of 7 MPs, 1 MEP

Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov is to submit early in November demands that seven lawmakers who were sworn in this week be stripped of immunity.

Crime | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 12:39 | Viewed: 2579

Automobile Administration Agency Officials from Pleven Charged with Abuse of Office

Nikolay Nikolov, and Georgi Matsin, director and deputy director of a regional unit of Bulgaria's Automobile Administration Executive Agency (AAEA), have been charged with abuse of office.

Crime | October 24, 2014, Friday // 19:43 | Viewed: 3162

Municipal Officials in Brezovo Charged over Pension Fund Fraud Scheme

The Plovdiv District Prosecutor’s Office has pressed charges against the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Brezovo Municipality, the Municipal Secretary, and a banking official in a case concerning numerous flawed attestations by a notary.

Crime | October 24, 2014, Friday // 19:14 | Viewed: 3001

Bulgarian Hacker Gets 30-Month Jail Term in US

A Bulgarian national was sentenced to 30 months in jail in the US on Thursday for participation in Shadowcrew, a virtual online marketplace for malicious hacking and identity theft.

Crime | October 24, 2014, Friday // 10:31 | Viewed: 3297

Second Instance Confirms Jail Term For Ahmed Dogan's Attacker

The Sofia Appellate Court confirmed the three-and-a-half years jail sentence for Oktay Enimehmedov who pointed a gas pistol at the head of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) honorary chairman Ahmed Dogan in January 2013.

Crime | October 23, 2014, Thursday // 18:07 | Viewed: 3073

Varna Court Asked to Extradite Convicted Drug Smuggler to Germany

The Varna District Court has arrested German national Maxim Schmidt under a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued by the prosecuting authority in Aachen.

Crime | October 23, 2014, Thursday // 12:40 | Viewed: 3128