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Bulgaria’s Sopharma CEO Ognian Donev Charged with BGN 63 M Tax Evasion

The Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office has submitted an indictment against Ognian Donev, CEO of pharmaceutical company Sopharma and former Chair of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG), for large-scale tax evasion.

Crime | July 30, 2015, Thursday // 17:21 | Viewed: 1607

Prosecuting Authority Resubmits Indictment against ex-Deputy Parliament Speaker Hristo Biserov

The Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office has resubmitted an indictment against Hristo Biserov, former Deputy Parliament Speaker and former MP from liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS).

Crime | July 28, 2015, Tuesday // 11:25 | Viewed: 1245

Austrian Police Find 42 Migrants Crammed into Bulgarian-registered Van

Austrian police have stopped a Bulgarian-registerd van packed with 42 migrants, Press Association news agency reported on Sunday.

Crime | July 26, 2015, Sunday // 15:47 | Viewed: 2396

Head of Bulgaria’s National Science Fund Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

Nikolay Hristov, Director of the National Science Fund (NSF) at Bulgaria’s Ministry of Education and Science (MES), has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Crime | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 16:42 | Viewed: 2144

Bulgarian Prosecutors Extend Deadline for Investigation of 2012 Burgas Bus Bombing

The deadline for the completion of the investigation of the 2012 Burgas bus bombing has been extended to August 25, according to a media statement of the Burgas District Prosecutor’s OfficeOn July 18, 2013 a suicide bomber, a 24-year-old Lebanese-born man

Crime | July 19, 2015, Sunday // 16:42 | Viewed: 2100

Anti-Mafia Unit of Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry Neutralized 17 Crime Groups since February 24

The Chief Directorate "Combating Organized Crime" (GDBOP) at Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry is monitoring 277 organized crime groups including 1319 participants, according to Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova.

Crime | July 17, 2015, Friday // 14:26 | Viewed: 2306

Bulgaria Detains Syrian, Afghan Citizens Citing Security Threat

Bulgarian authorities have detained two men - one from Syria and one from Afghanistan – considered to be a threat to national security, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Crime | July 15, 2015, Wednesday // 19:56 | Viewed: 2982

Bulgarian Caught in Shooting in London, Fighting for Her Life

Bulgarian national Sonya Gencheva has been severely wounded in a drive-by shooting in London on Friday, while another innocent bystander has been killed, London Evening Standard reported.

Crime | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 21:23 | Viewed: 2522

Two French Nationals Arrested in Bulgaria Indicted on Terrorism-Related Charges

Two French nationals, brothers aged 20 and 28, who were arrested in Bulgaria in June, were indicted on terrorism-related charges in France.

Crime | July 10, 2015, Friday // 19:42 | Viewed: 2424

Bulgaria’s Technomarket CEO Released on Bail in Tax Fraud Probe

Nikolay Kitov, founder and CEO of Bulgaria-based Technomarket consumer electronics and household appliances chain, has been released on a BGN 10,000 (EUR 5,000) bail by Sofia City Court (SCC), according to BGNES.

Crime | July 10, 2015, Friday // 18:00 | Viewed: 2299

21 ISIS Assistants Arrested in Turkey

Turkish police has arrested 21 people on suspicions that they had connections with the Jihadist organisation Islamic State, as reported by AFP.

Crime | July 10, 2015, Friday // 16:29 | Viewed: 2077

Gunman Kills Two in Southern Germany, Police Arrest Suspect

A gunman has shot dead a woman and a cyclist near the city of Ansbach in southern Germany on Friday, international newswires reported.

Crime | July 10, 2015, Friday // 15:34 | Viewed: 1851

Bulgarian Criminal Group in London Smuggled BGN 1M Worth of Cash, Jewelry

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has received a signal from competent authorities of the UK and Northern Ireland on account of an ongoing investigation.

Crime | July 8, 2015, Wednesday // 14:15 | Viewed: 3994

Interim Mayor of Bulgaria’s Kuklen Charged with Bribery

Kostadin Pavlov, Deputy Mayor and interim Mayor of the southern Bulgarian municipality of Kuklen, has been charged with bribery, trading in influence, and malfeasance.

Crime | July 8, 2015, Wednesday // 07:58 | Viewed: 1590

Bulgarian Entrepreneur Detained over Tax Fraud Probe in Italy

Nikolay Kitov, who is a member of the Boards at Technomarket and K&K Electronics, has been arrested in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, the Bulgarian prosecuting authority has said.

Crime | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 4059

Israeli MP 'Had Murky Business in Bulgaria'

Israeli Deputy Parliament Speaker Oren Hazan has organized crime links in Bulgaria, a story published by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) reads.

Crime | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 17:35 | Viewed: 3578

Police in Brussels Intercept Ecstasy Import Scheme from Bulgaria

Police in Brussels have intercepted a drug trafficking channel through which ecstasy pills were imported from Bulgaria.

Crime | July 6, 2015, Monday // 13:57 | Viewed: 3876

Ex Bulgarian Public Official Gets 2 Years in Jail for Leaking Wiretapping Data

A former employee of Bulgaria’s State Agency Technical Operations (DATO), a special entity at the Council of Ministers in charge of the use of special surveillance equipment, has been sentenced to two years of imprisonment, according to a media statement

Crime | July 2, 2015, Thursday // 15:58 | Viewed: 1664

Bulgarian Court Increases Prison Sentence of Pazardzhik Imam over Preaching Radical Islam

The Plovdiv Appellate Court has increased the sentence of Ahmed Musa Ahmed, imam in Pazardzhik, over preaching an anti-democratic ideology, incitement of hatred and participation in an unregistered organization, from one to two years of imprisonment.

Crime | July 2, 2015, Thursday // 13:17 | Viewed: 1841

Bulgaria Police Detain 35 Migrants in Downtown Sofia

Police officers have detained 35 migrants in the downtown area of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, private bTV station reports.

Crime | July 1, 2015, Wednesday // 10:16 | Viewed: 1995

Bulgaria Seizes 5.6 Kg Heroin at Border with Turkey

Bulgarian customs officials have seized 5.

Crime | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 14:03 | Viewed: 1946