Crime

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: 874

Bulgarian Addict Disappears at Austrian-Hungarian Border

A Bulgarian drug addict, who was on his way to a treatment facility abroad, has disappeared at the border between Austria and Hungary, media reported. The 24-year-old man went missing on May 14, and hasn't been heard from since, Trud daily newspaper repo

Crime | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1303

Policeman Beaten for Breaking Up Party in Bulgaria

A Bulgarian policeman was assaulted when he attempted to break up a loud party in the Roma neighbourhood of the western city of Pernik. Neighbours alerted the police about a party that was too loud, and when a patrolling unit got to the scene, the house'

Crime | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 838

Bulgarian Police Bust Fraudster

Police officers from the western city of Kyustendil have arrested a man who tried to swindle another man into paying EUR 3,000 for a EUR 35 worth of equipment. The fraudster called a woman in Kyustendil, saying he was a friend of her husband back from th

Crime | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 982

Court Restores Bribe-Tainted EU Fund Head to Office

The Appeals Court has refused to confirm the sacking of a deputy chief of Bulgaria's Agriculture Fund, opening the way to him stepping back in office.

Crime | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 689

Bulgaria's Energy Ministry Spokesman Heavily Injured in Crash

The spokesman of Bulgaria's Economy and Energy Ministry has been seriously injured in a heavy crash near the town of Sevlievo, Northern Bulg?ria, Thursday afternoon.

Crime | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 714

Bulgarian Magistrate Jailed for Corruption

Bulgarian magistrate Stefan Stefanov was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for demanding a USD 1,500 bribe to drop an investigation. The sentence is the toughest a Bulgarian official has ever received for corruption.

Crime | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

Four Major Crime Groups Plaguing Bulgaria

Bulgaria has identified four major organized crime rings acting in the country, a top official announced Thursday. Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Ilia Iliev has told reporters that they had already spotted the heads of the gangs.

Crime | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

Sofia Hospital Head Accused of Selling Stem Cells

The head of a reputed obstetrics clinic in Sofia exported stem cells to Belgium and Holland, his colleagues claim. Dimitar Dragiev, who heads the Sheynovo center, has a private firm arranging such exports, according to Sofia's Medical Holding.

Crime | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1292

Media Office Attack Linked to Probes in "Bulgarian Oligarchs"

The metal box, which was snatched from offices of Bulgaria's Novinar daily and the Vsekiden.com news website, contained documents dealing with investigations of journalists from the media.

Crime | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

Two Media Offices Robbed in Sofia

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

Crime | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 598

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: 771

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: 713

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: 666

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: 967

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: 713

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: 1441

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: 631

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: 1383

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: 1566

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: 1298
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