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Deputy Mayor, Municipal Secretary, Banking Official Arrested over Pension Scheme Fraud

Municipal councilors and a banking officer have been arrested in a specialized operation of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) in the southern town of Brezovo.

Crime | 37 minutes ago | Viewed: 122

Regional Environment Inspectorate Head Arrested for Soliciting Bribe

Ognyan Borisov, head of the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water (RIEW) in the town of Pernik, has been arrested for soliciting a bribe.

Crime | October 22, 2014, Wednesday // 15:58 | Viewed: 481

Chief of Police in Bulgaria's Smolyan Removed from Office

Evgeni Vasilev, Chief of Police in Bulgaria's town of Smolyan has been removed from office, Darik news website reports.

Crime | October 21, 2014, Tuesday // 17:34 | Viewed: 680

Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Jail For Killing His Girlfriend

The South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Crime | October 21, 2014, Tuesday // 13:13 | Viewed: 540

Bulgarian Customs Apprehend 5 M Fake Russian Excise Labels

Bulgarian customs officers at the Lesovo border crossing with Turkey apprehended almost 5 M fake Russian excise labels for tobacco products and 470 vials with adrenaline, said the Customs Agency.

Crime | October 21, 2014, Tuesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 573

Bulgarian Court Rejects Kobliakov Extradition Request from Russia

Sofia City Court has refused to allow the extradition of businessman and activist Nikolai Kobliakov to Russia.

Crime | October 21, 2014, Tuesday // 12:35 | Viewed: 825

Bulgaria Court to Sit on 'Putin Opponent' Extradition

Sofia City Court is to hold a sitting Tuesday on the extradition of businessman and activist Nikolai Kobliakov to Russia.

Crime | October 21, 2014, Tuesday // 08:54 | Viewed: 771

Court Issues Life Sentence for Ghastly Murder in Sofia Park

Nikolay Rusinov has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 28-year-old Yana Krasteva in Sofia in 2011.

Crime | October 20, 2014, Monday // 18:26 | Viewed: 813

Man Shot Dead Near Downtown Sofia

A 38-year-old man was shot dead in a region near the center of Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Thursday evening.

Crime | October 17, 2014, Friday // 07:37 | Viewed: 1449

Sofia Court Stops Unlawful Wiretapping Case against Former Interior Minister

The Sofia City Court has stopped a trial against former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov in on the grounds of the immunity from prosecution acquired as newly elected MP from center-right party GERB.

Crime | October 16, 2014, Thursday // 12:56 | Viewed: 1046

Businessman Veselin Mareshki Facing Year in Jail for Hitting Varna Official

Veselin Mareshki, a controversial entrepreneur owning a national pharmacy chain, has been detained in the Black Sea city of Varna, where he lives.

Crime | October 16, 2014, Thursday // 12:08 | Viewed: 1018

5 Bulgarians Arrested in Italy for Illegal Trafficking in Antique Coins

Five Bulgarian nationals have been arrested in Italy for illegal trafficking in antique coins.

Crime | October 10, 2014, Friday // 16:42 | Viewed: 1786

3 Bulgarians Arrested in Serbia for Human Trafficking

Three Bulgarian nationals were arrested in Serbia on suspicion of participating in a human trafficking channel.

Crime | October 3, 2014, Friday // 09:46 | Viewed: 2203

Operation Imperium Busts Bulgarian Fake Payment Cards Group

Bulgaria and Spain, in cooperation with Europol, have dismantled a significant Bulgarian organised payment crime network.

Crime | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 11:38 | Viewed: 2603

BGN 8M Drained by Credit Card Skimmers in 2013

A total of BGN 7,93M was stolen in Bulgaria last year as a result of credit card frauds, namely skimming, according to data provided by financial analysts, cited by 24 Chasa Daily.

Crime | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 2351

Court Halts 'Lost Files' Trial Against Bulgarian ex-Socialist Leader

Former socialist party leader and current MEP Sergey Stanishev will not be tried over the seven secret documents he allegedly lost while he was Prime Minister, magistrates say.

Crime | September 29, 2014, Monday // 17:59 | Viewed: 2348

US to Extradite to Bulgaria Convicted Human Smuggler

The US government will extradite to Bulgaria Plamen Vladimirov Trifonov on September 27 on the request of the Bulgarian authorities.

Crime | September 29, 2014, Monday // 13:00 | Viewed: 2317

Four Bulgarians Busted in Greece for Fake Money Distribution

The police in the Greek city of Thessaloniki nabbed four Bulgarians in an attempt to put EUR 6 thousand fake banknotes in circulation.

Crime | September 29, 2014, Monday // 11:48 | Viewed: 2302

44-Year-Old Bulgarian Faces 10 Years in Jail in Austria for Drug Trafficking

A 44-year-old Bulgarian national has been sentenced to ten years of imprisonment in Austria for attempting to smuggle heroin through the country.

Crime | September 26, 2014, Friday // 20:38 | Viewed: 2644

Police Bust 2 Meth Labs, Cannabis Greenhouse in Sofia

Two methamphetamine labs and a greenhouse for cannabis have been uncovered in an operation of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security (DANS) in Sofia.

Crime | September 26, 2014, Friday // 18:31 | Viewed: 2755

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Working to Nab New Contract Killing Group

Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior is investigating a new group of contract killers in the country, the Ministry Chief Secretary Svetlozar Lazarov said, Thursday.

Crime | September 25, 2014, Thursday // 21:09 | Viewed: 2742