Bag of Tickets Disappoints Bulgarian Lotto Robber

A Bulgarian thief stole a bag full of lottery tickets during a robbery of a lottery office in the northern Bulgarian town Targovishte Saturday evening. The man armed with a gas pistol entered the lottery office and grabbed the bag that he probably believ

Crime | May 28, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 634

1 Killed, 2 Injured While Poaching in Bulgaria

One man was killed and another two were seriously injured while illegally fishing near the southern Bulgarian village of Zhelezari. One of the men, aged 51 died immediately, while the other two suffered serious wounds.

Crime | May 28, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 840

Bulgaria Cuffs 2 Main "Internet Pirates"

Bulgarian police arrested the administrator and system operator of the web site, which is one of Bulgaria's main torrent sites providing users with pirate music, movies and software.

Crime | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5010

Italian Attacked in Bulgaria

An Italian citizen has been injured in an assault in the southern city of Stara Zagora, the local police department announced. The 48-year-old Italian works in Bulgaria.

Crime | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1250

Shooting Stops 5 Illegal Immigrants from Entering Bulgaria

Five Georgian citizens aged 22 to 39 have been arrested when attempting to trespass the green border near the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint. The five intruders tried to escape and opposed the arrest therefore the border officials were forced to shoo

Crime | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 988

Drug Dealing Gangs Crushed in Sofia

A crime gang selling drugs in several Sofia neighbourhoods was crushed by Sofia police. Four people were arrested during the specialized police operation that took place Thursday.

Crime | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

Bulgarian EU Fund Chief Questioned over Deputy Corruption Case

The executive director of Bulgaria's Agriculture Fund Assen Drumev has been questioned in connection to trial against his deputy Krassimir Nedelchev. Nedelchev was accused of taking a bribe of BGN 357,000 (about EUR 128,000) and malfeasance in office.

Crime | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 607

Bulgaria-Busted Drug-Trafficker Jocic Released on Bail

International drug-trafficker Sreten Jocic was released on a bail of EUR 300,000. Jocic will be able to carry on with his defence outside of custody, according to a statement from the court.

Crime | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

Sofia Probes Another Municipal Company Chief

The former head of Sofia municipal company "Sofinvest" Vladimir Petkov has robbed the municipality for the benefit of a company he owns. Therefore Sofia Municipality Council launched a probe into his work.

Crime | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574

Another 2 Months for Brutal Sisters' Murder Probe

Pazardzhik Prosecutor's Office is to prolong by another two months the investigation into the brutal murder of two sisters. Regional Prosecutor Ivan Daskalov told in an interview for Darik radio that the investigation would be prolonged as of May 31.

Crime | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 608

Swede Hit by Car in Bulgarian Resort

A Swedish man aged 46 was hit by a car in Bulgaria's Sunny Beach, media said Thursday. The driver fled the site without trying to help the victim, according to reports.

Crime | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1405

Sankey Fails to Show Up in Court, Faces Nervous Breakdown

Graham Sankey, who was in Bulgaria at the time of a bar incident last year, failed to attend court as police tried to ban him from attending football matches in Britain and overseas.

Crime | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1022

Gangster Granny Gets Suspended Sentence for Financial Frauds

Stara Zagora Regional Court gave three years suspended sentence to 72-year-old Svetla Kostadinova for tax siphoning attempts. In April the elderly woman was arrested in a raid against financial fraudsters.

Crime | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 798

Bulgarian Agrarians Headquarters Smashed

Unidentified assaulters have broken into the Sofia headquarters of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union - People's Union (BANU-PU) late on Tuesday.

Crime | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 702

Bulgarian Teacher Accused of Sex Abuse

Yet another Bulgarian schoolteacher has faced accusations of abusing pupils, media revealed Monday. The incident occurred in the Chervena Voda village near Russe, northeast Bulgaria, where a 59-year-old teacher was nabbed for abusing girls.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2026

Arson Targets Bulgarian Construction Boss

The car of a Bulgarian construction entrepreneur was set on fire on Sunday night, local media revealed. Georgi Iliev's Audi was parked outside his home in Sofia's Iztok district.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 738

Greek Found Dead in Sandanski Hotel Room

A Greek national was found dead in his hotel room in the town of Sandanski, near Bulgaria's southern border.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 973

Bulgarian Ex MP Probed for Embezzlement

An ex Bulgarian MP from the 37th National Assembly is being probed for embezzlement. The Regional Court in Isperih ruled that a bail of BGN 750 should be paid for the release of Penko Ganev.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 587

Underworld Boss Blackmailing Trial Delayed for June 27

The trial against suspected underworld boss Zlatomir Ivanov and an accomplice of his for exhorting a foreign businessman was postponed for June 27. Sofia City Court decided Monday to repeal the ban imposed on Ivanov to travel abroad.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1361

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Takes In SAPARD Corruption Signals

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil is about to present to the police the corruption signals he received in connection to the SAPARD program in the country. The signals are linked to employees working with the program that have demanded bribes by

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 763

Bulgarian Kills Woman in Madrid, Threatens Another

Spanish police have arrested Saturday in Madrid a Bulgarian who threw a woman out of the window and then threatened another woman. A heated argument between the 26-year-old Bulgarian and a woman in a second floor apartment led to the murder of the woman,

Crime | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872
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