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Mayor of Bulgaria's Galiche Released on Bail

Tsenko Chokov, the controversial mayor of Galiche in northwestern Bulgaria, was released on bail by a court on Monday.

Crime | February 14, 2017, Tuesday // 06:55 | Viewed: 3169

Shooting in Sofia Neighborhood Leaves Taxi Driver Wounded

A taxi driver was wounded in the abdomen on Saturday evening after an unknown perpetrator fired at him in the neighborhood of Nadezhda, Sofia.

Crime | February 12, 2017, Sunday // 07:13 | Viewed: 14597

Former Prosecutor Takes Over Sofia Regional Court

Stefan Milev, a former prosecutor, has been appointed as chair of the Sofia Regional Court, Bulgarian media report.

Crime | February 1, 2017, Wednesday // 07:22 | Viewed: 13304

Ex Sofia District Governor Indicted

Prosecutors have filed the indictment of former Sofia District Governor Veselin Penev with charges of abeyance with the Sofia City Court.

Crime | January 25, 2017, Wednesday // 07:22 | Viewed: 12892

Bulgarian Police Register More Than 8000 Traffic Offenses in Week

Police registered more than 8000 offenses in just a week, half of them committed in the presence of an officer, the Interior Ministry says.

Crime | January 24, 2017, Tuesday // 14:48 | Viewed: 14094

Ruling Due on Removal of Plovdiv Mayor

The Plovdiv Court of Appeals will sit on Tuesday to rule on the appeal of Ivan Totev, the Mayor of Plovdiv who was suspended last week.

Crime | January 24, 2017, Tuesday // 07:57 | Viewed: 12910

Russian Hacker Arrested in Spain

A computer expert considered to be one of the most important hackers in Russia has been detained in Spain.

Crime | January 21, 2017, Saturday // 10:53 | Viewed: 13682

Shooting at Bus in Sofia Breaks Windows, Nobody Hurt

An unknown perpetrator fired shots at a bus moving along Line 76 in Sofia on Monday, police and media report.

Crime | January 17, 2017, Tuesday // 09:21 | Viewed: 3735

Bulgaria's Ex-Spy Chief Faces New Embezzlement Charges

A second indictment will be filed on Monday against former Bulgarian intelligence head Kircho Kirov, the prosecution says.

Crime | January 16, 2017, Monday // 12:15 | Viewed: 3337

Bulgaria's DefMin Formally Indicted over Abuse of Office

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office says it has filed an indictment against outgoing Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev with the court.

Crime | January 16, 2017, Monday // 11:50 | Viewed: 2851

Bulgaria Court to Decide on Removing Plovdiv Mayor

The District Court of Plovdiv is to rule on Monday on a request to remove Mayor Ivan Totev from office.

Crime | January 16, 2017, Monday // 10:08 | Viewed: 12646

Five Bulgarian Customs Officers to Remain in Custody

The Specialized Criminal Court on Sunday decided to keep five customs officers working at the agency's Varna unit in custody after they had been indicted on corruption charges.

Crime | January 16, 2017, Monday // 09:52 | Viewed: 11976

Bulgaria's IntMin 'Has No Info' on Int'l People Smuggling Ring Busted by Turkey

Outgoing Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said on Sunday she had "no information" when asked to comment on news that Turkish police had gracked down on a massive people smuggling ring.

Crime | January 15, 2017, Sunday // 21:00 | Viewed: 2838

Prosecutor's Office Indicts 5 Varna - West Customs Officers

The Prosecutor’s Office has indicted only five of the 25 customs officers detained on Friday at port Varna – west.

Crime | January 14, 2017, Saturday // 14:06 | Viewed: 2569

Bulgarian Court To Decide Fate of Varna-West Customs Officers

It is expected that the court will decide on Saturday how many of the 25 customs officers detained at Varna-west Customs House will be indicted on charges of participating in an organised criminal group for demanding and receiving bribes.

Crime | January 14, 2017, Saturday // 10:49 | Viewed: 12014

BGN 700,000 in Bribes Found in Homes of Detained Varna Customs Officers

A total of BGN 700,000 has been discovered in the homes of detained customs officers and employee rooms at Varna Customs Office, reported 24 chasa.

Crime | January 13, 2017, Friday // 13:25 | Viewed: 3566

20 Customs Officers Arrested at Varna - West

At least 20 customs officers have been arrested at customs check point Varna- west, reported BNR.

Crime | January 13, 2017, Friday // 09:14 | Viewed: 4135

Three Bulgarian Customs Officers Sentenced for Taking Bribes

More than three years after receiving bribes, three customs officers have been sentenced but at first instance only.

Crime | January 11, 2017, Wednesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 11950

Plovdiv Mayor Indicted over Abuse of Office

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has slapped the mayor of Plovdiv with an indictment on charges of abuse of office that allegedly inflicted BGN 1 M in damage on municipal coffers.

Crime | January 10, 2017, Tuesday // 12:03 | Viewed: 12115

Mayor of Bulgaria's Galiche Placed under House Arrest

A court ruled on Monday the mayor of Galiche village, Tsenko Chokov, is to be released from custody and placed under house arrest for health reasons.

Crime | January 10, 2017, Tuesday // 08:15 | Viewed: 2752

Bulgaria's Defense Minister Summoned to Sofia Investigation Office

Outgoing Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev received a new summons to the Sofia Investigation Office late in December, his institution says.

Crime | January 4, 2017, Wednesday // 16:12 | Viewed: 2703
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