Crime

Murder, Suicide Shock Bulgarian Town

A husband shot his wife and then killed himself at a cafeteria in the southeastern Bulgarian town of Sliven Thursday afternoon.

Crime | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1307

Indictment against Underworld Bosses Presented in Sofia Court

The indictment against underworld bosses Krassimir and Nikolay Marinovi - dubbed the Marguins and their five accomplices was filed at Sofia City Court on Thursday.

Crime | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 867

Greece Busts Bulgarian Baby-Trafficking Gang

Police authorities have busted a group of five Bulgarians who dealt with baby trafficking in Greece, media reported. The traffickers were caught when a police officer contacted them, claiming that he was interested in purchasing a baby.

Crime | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1929

Bulgaria Acquits Romanian "Spy Reporter"

Romanian journalists George Buhnici, sued for illegal possession and use of special surveillance devices (SSD), was finally acquitted, his lawyer announced. This happened after the Supreme Cassation Court withdrew the disctrict prosecutors objection agai

Crime | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1148

Bulgarian Court Decides on UK Football Fan Appeal in a Month

Bulgaria's Supreme Cassation Court will decide on the appeal for the retrial of Michael Shields, the British football fan jailed in Bulgaria for the attempted murder of a barmaid, in one month. Bulgaria's Supreme Court in Sofia is to rule on whether Shie

Crime | March 21, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1311

France Busts Bulgarian Illegal Immigration Network

Thirty-six Bulgarians have been arrested in a huge police raid in France that busted a network for illegal immigrants, France 3 TV channel reported. Police says that, assisted by the criminal group, more than 100 people have illegally entered France from

Crime | March 21, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1029

Trial over Sofia Killer Fountain Drags on

Sofia city court postponed until June 6 the trial over the death of a young man in a fountain in downtown Sofia in May last year.

Crime | March 21, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1362

UK Football Fan Appeals Bulgarian Jailing

Michael Shields, the British football fan jailed in Bulgaria for the attempted murder of a barmaid, is to make a final appeal for a retrial. Michael Shields, now 19, was jailed for 15 years after being convicted of attempted murder of bartender Martin Ge

Crime | March 21, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1053

Strong Arm Bulgarian Groupings Deal with Artefact Smuggling

Representatives of the strong arm obsolete groupings VIS and SIC are now dealing with artifacts smuggling, it appeared Monday. In an interview for local Darik radio the head of the special police unit for fight against crimes against national historical

Crime | March 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1116

Bulgarian Baby Traffickers Get 7 Years Jail Time

Two Bulgarians who dealt with baby trafficking to France were sentenced to 7 years each by the district court of Peshtera, in the country's south.

Crime | March 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 907

Three Restrained over Bulgaria's Jail Orgy Scandal

A Sofia prison guard was ordered a home arrest and two others went to bail over a recent prisoners sex scandal. The three were accused of allowing a homosexual orgy last summer, with some of the participants now saying they had been abused.

Crime | March 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3188

Vile Prison Sex Shown on Bulgarian TV

A private Bulgarian channel showed Saturday night footage of the homosexual orgy that recently sparkled a Sofia prison abuse scandal. The recording was made with a mobile phone by an ex-prisoner, and was later released on the Internet.

Crime | March 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4912

Italian Top Executive Caught Speeding at 311kph

The head of Telecom Italia, Riccardo Ruggiero, was caught speeding on a motorway in northern Italy at 311 kilometres per hour. Media revealed on Saturday that Ruggiero was trying his new Porsche Carrera.

Crime | March 18, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1318

Bulgarian Porn for US Busted, 5 Cuffed

Five young Bulgarians, four women and a teenage man, were arrested in a raid against three illegal pornographic studios. The sites in Plovdiv provided explicit sex footage to a US website, the police say as cited by the media Saturday.

Crime | March 18, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4753

Media Noise "Scares Off" Sisters' Murder Witness

Media noise might scare off the key witness believed to have last seen the two sisters from the town of Pazardzhik alive, local police comments. A day earlier it was reported that police investigating the gruesome murder of the two sisters is to release

Crime | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1081

Drug-Dealing Gang Busted in Bulgaria

Bulgarian police has busted a criminal organization involved in drug dealing and trafficking in Haskovo in the south of Bulgaria.

Crime | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1332

Furious Mother Beats Up Teacher in Bulgaria

A 27-year-old mother was charged with assault after beating up an arts teacher in Stara Zagora in eastern Bulgaria. The mother was furious with the teacher, because he had slapped her son the on March 2.

Crime | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1657

Police Release E-Fit of Sisters' Murder Witness

Police investigating the gruesome murder of the two sisters from the town of Pazardzhik is to release an e-fit picture of a witness, believed to have last seen them. A description of the witness, a girl, said to be about 19-year-old, will be provided by

Crime | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1380

Fake USD 1 B Bill Busted

US customs agents have busted fake bills of USD 1 B nominal, media reported. 250 fakes were discovered during an investigation against a man, who illegally imported counterfeit bills.

Crime | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1158

Bulgarian Immigrants Busted in Chicago

Bulgarians are among a group of illegal immigrants who were seized in Chicago, US, this week. Authorities there arrested 20 people who had to be deported but were evading the measure.

Crime | March 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1676

Bulgarian Group Tries to Clear Roma of Teen Murders

A Roma party in Bulgaria has warned authorities not to blame two recent teen murders on Roma people. Evroroma claim that the police know who killed 18-year-old Rositsa and her sister Kristina, 15.

Crime | March 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1315
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria