Two Media Offices Robbed in Sofia

Unidentified robbers have broken into the offices of Bulgaria's Novinar daily and the news website.

Crime | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 596

Bulgarian Children Robbed in Rome

A bus with Bulgarian children on a trip to Italy has been robbed of EUR 4 000. Italian newspaper Messaggero has revealed that the schoolteacher that was looking after the young travelers was tricked by a local man pretending to be police officer.

Crime | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 770

Drunken Policeman Crashes Car in Bulgaria

A Bulgarian policeman under the influence of alcohol crashed his car near Lovech in the north of the country, reports claim. When he choked with another vehicle, the 47-year-old Genadiy Blazhev attempted to flee the crime scene, but colleagues apprehende

Crime | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 711

Bulgarian Baby Traffickers Busted in Greece

Greek police have arrested several Bulgarians who dealt with baby trafficking, media reported. Three Bulgarian women and a Greek national were busted after having arranged 35 illegal adoptions.

Crime | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 665

Bulgaria Busts "Dangerous" Crime Gang

Bulgarian police have arrested what they believe to be a dangerous gang of criminals planning a serious hit, media reported.

Crime | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 966

Embezzlements in Sofia Municipal Company

The former head of the municipal company dealing with the capital Sofia parks and greenery Lyubomir Nikov along with other employees of the company have embezzled nearly BGN 635,000. This was revealed by a check into the work of the company that was orde

Crime | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 712

Jailed Bulgarian Celeb Faces New Charges

The Bulgarian Roma musician who was jailed for pimping last month is facing a new trial Monday. Kondyo, a former ethno-music celebrity on the local scene, was found guilty on pimping charges and sentenced to ten years in April.

Crime | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1423

Court Clears Bulgarian Journalist of Fraud Charges

A Sofia court has ruled in favour of journalist Bobi Tsankov on charges of fraud, launched by a business lady.

Crime | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 629

Paedophile, 22, Nabbed in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

Police in the second-biggest town of Plovdiv has arrested a 22-year-old paedophile while he was posting pictures of sexually abused children on the Internet.

Crime | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1380

Latest Sofia Murder Linked to Cocaine Trafficking

Ivo Markov, the Bulgarian businessman who was shot dead earlier in the week in downtown Sofia, is believed to be linked to the trafficking of cocaine to Spain, reports say. A week before Markov's murder three Bulgarians were arrested with 600 kilograms o

Crime | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1562

Interpol-Wanted Bulgarian Caught in Madrid

A Bulgarian woman who was wanted for committing a brutal murder was captured in Madrid, media reported. Six years ago Tanya Dimitrova had killed a woman from the northern Bulgarian village of Lilyache to rob her of a mobile phone and golden jewelry worth

Crime | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1289

Bulgarians Busted in Spain for Credit Card Frauds

Eight Bulgarians have been arrested in Spain for withdrawing more than EUR 2 M from illegally cloned credit cards. The gang operated in Madrid, several other Spanish cities and the Canary Islands.

Crime | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 860

Nationalists Club in Varna Bombed

An explosive device went off in the club of Attack (Ataka) in Varna, on the Black Sea coast.

Crime | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1134

Briton's Kidnappers Enforce New Penal Procedure in Bulgaria

A novelty in Bulgaria's Penal Procedure Code saw its first application on Thursday, as the court is to sentence a Bulgarian and an Iranian to less than five years in jail for kidnapping and robbing a Briton here.

Crime | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 885

Turkish Businessman Scissor-Stabbed near Sofia

A Turkish businessman was found dead, with a scissor stabbed into his throat, in the town of Dolna Banya, near Sofia. Police has confirmed the identity of the killed man - Iavuz Kaponoglu, a businessman from Turkey.

Crime | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1127

"Corrupt" Bulgarian EU Fund Chief Stays in Office

Sofia City Court did not approve prosecutors' demands for the dismissal of the deputy head of its State Agriculture Fund, over charges that he had taken a bribe. The prosecution says that Krassimir Nedelchev has taken a BGN 357,000 bribe.

Crime | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 853

Businessman Shot Dead in Downtown Sofia

A man, allegedly linked to SIC, a now defunct 1990s strong-arm structure, has been shot dead Wednesday night in downtown Sofia.

Crime | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

38 Prostitutes Arrested in Bulgaria

Bulgarian authorities have busted a total of thirty-eight prostitutes, who practiced in the areas of Plovdiv and Pazardzhik.

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1209

Two Hurt in Sofia Shooting

A brawl between two men in Sofia escalated to exchange of gunfire Wednesday. The two were having a heated argument outside a car service station, the police confirmed.

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 928

Killed Bulgarian Mobster Made EUR 400 ? ? Year Trafficking

Killed Bulgarian mobster Ivan Todorov, dubbed Doktora, made hundreds of thousands from the cigarette-trafficking channel he was part of, media revealed. The smugglers' total turnover per year was between EUR 6 B and EUR 8 B, and Todorov's share was about

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1422

US Police Investigates Credit Cards Thefts from Bulgaria

Delaware State Police are investigating a series of thefts involving skimming devices placed on automatic teller machines (ATMs) with clues leading to Bulgaria. The clients of the Wilmington Trust bank complained that large quantities of money being with

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1316
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