Michael Shield's Family Shocked, Angry

The family of Michael Shields, the British football fan who was sentenced to ten years in Bulgaria for the attempted murder of a barman, have been shocked by the news.

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 883

Bulgarian Court: UK Deliberately Marred Our Image over Shields' Case

Bulgaria's Supreme Cassation Court stated in its sentence of UK football fan Michael Shields that the UK had deliberately tried to undermine the image of Bulgaria's justice system during the trial. The Court's 21-page-long decision states that "the publi

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2203

Ex Sofia Mayor in Court for Malfeasance in Office

Former Sofia mayor Stefan Sofianski entered Sofia City Court anew on charges of malfeasance in office. Sofianski, who is now an MP from the tiniest right wing Bulgarian People's Union but was stripped of immunity on his own demand, entered court with Sof

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 639

One Main Version in Bulgarian Sisters Brutal Murder

Police are investigating one main version for the gruesome murder of the two sisters from the town of Pazardzhik. In an interview for local Darik radio the head of the Pazardzhik police department Zhoro Stoitsev explained that although there is one main

Crime | April 27, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 895

Bulgarian-Headed Intl Crime Gang Crushed

An international crime group, headed by a Bulgarian national, dealing with drugs and arms traffic in several European countries has been crushed. The news was broken by Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumen Petkov, who also explained that the gang consisted

Crime | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1121

Bulgarian Underworld Bosses Trial in Court May 5

The trial against underworld bosses Krassimir and Nikolay Marinovi - dubbed the Marguins and another three people, said to be their accomplices will start May 5. The news was broken Wednesday by the new spokesman of the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Off

Crime | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 792

Murder, Suicide Shock Bulgarian Town

A husband shot dead his wife and then killed himself late on Tuesday in the town of Razlog, South-western Bulgaria. The man, identified as Georgi Iliev, 54, shot his wife Tatyana, 47, with a hunting gun.

Crime | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 873

Teen Real Estate Fraudster Nabbed in Bulgaria's Varna

A 17-year-old schoolgirl from Varna was arrested after trying to sell somebody else's apartment in the Bulgarian Black Sea city. The young lady rented the flat April 17 and two days later though a newspaper ad she tried to sell it for EUR 16,000.

Crime | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 936

Bulgarian Pimp Singer Jailed for 10 Years

Bulgarian pop-folk star Kondyo was sentenced Tuesday to ten years in prison, finding him guilty of pimping. Kondyo, 42, was sued after two teenage women filed complaints against him.

Crime | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2526

Roma Singer Back in Court for Pimping

Bulgaria's fading music star Kondyo is facing court once again on Tuesday, after pimping charges were pressed against him. The Roma singer's courtroom misadventure began after a 18-year-old woman filed complaints and led to the revelation of a suspected

Crime | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 841

Bulgarians Busted with Heroin in Croatia

Croatian customs officers caught two Bulgarian nationals with 30 kilos of heroin in their car on Sunday, media reported. The drugs are worth about EUR 1.

Crime | April 24, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1055

Sofia Baby Abandoned on Easter, Still Awaits Parents

A ten-month-old girl has been abandoned by a man on Easter Sunday and the police is still waiting for her parents to come and claim her.

Crime | April 24, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 726

Bulgarian Police Finds 2 Stolen Trucks

Bulgaria's police found two trucks with commodities that were stolen Saturday from a Sofia parking. The police are still looking for the thieves.

Crime | April 23, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 746

Albanian Wounds Sofia Policeman

A suspected Albanian criminal has seriously injured a policeman, who tried to cuff him in Sofia. In the night of April 21, the officer tried to arrest the 35-year-old foreigner.

Crime | April 22, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 897

Bulgaria Extradites Human Trafficker to US

Bulgaria has handed over a Macedonian, 42, to US authorities, after he was nabbed for human trafficking. The man was extradited on Friday, Bulgarian media disclosed on April 22 citing world news agencies.

Crime | April 22, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1023

Dangerous Biological Waste Stored in Bulgaria

Dangerous biological waste has been transported to the Bulgarian city of Ruse from Germany, rightist MP General Atanas Atanasov revealed Friday. Ruse's mayor and the local authorities have been informed about the case three days ago, but they haven't und

Crime | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1038

Bulgarian Busted for Shooting Child Porn

Bulgarian police have arrested a man who apparently shot porn movies with underage girls, meda reported. As policemen searched the house of the 47-year-old man from the city of Sevlievo they found a CD with pornographic content.

Crime | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1395

26 Dead Dolphins Shock Bulgaria's Northern Seaside

Twenty-six dead dolphins have been found in Bulgaria's northern seaside areas. The bodies of 11 dolphins have been discovered at the beach of Krapets, 8 others were found near Shabla and 7 at the Durankulak beach, Varna authorities announced.

Crime | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1052

Car Hits Child, 9, by Sofia School

A nine-year-old child was hit by a car in front of a school in Sofia. Media reported that the accident happened in the Druzhba district, around 9:30 on Friday morning.

Crime | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 801

SNA Editor-in-Chief for BBC: Judiciary Should be Respected in Shields' Case

The independence of Bulgaria's judicial system should be respected when talking about the trial of Michael Shields, SNA Editor-in-Chief Milena Hristova commented for BBC. The British broadcaster approached her as the Liverpool football fan, jailed in Bulg

Crime | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1013

Sofia Court Leaves Underworld Boss Behind Bars

Sofia City Court ruled that Nikolay Marinov, known as the Little Marguin, and Ivo Georgiev should remain behind bars. The court decided that although there are no fears that the two detainees might hide from the authorities there is still a threat that t

Crime | April 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1116
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