Crime

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: 1661

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: 1431

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: 1448

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: 1223

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: 3749

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: 5713

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: 1749

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: 5469

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: 1582

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: 1874

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: 2246

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: 2007

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: 1818

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: 2377

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: 1986

Indictment against Underworld Bosses in Court Within A Week

The indictment against underworld bosses Krassimir and Nikolay Marinovi - dubbed the Marguins will be presented to court within one week, Bulgaria's top Prosecutor Boris Velchev revealed.

Crime | March 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1915

Romanian Nun Crucified to Death

A Romanian nun has been crucified to death during an exorcist ritual, according to the conclusions of a final forensic report.

Crime | March 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 11464

Fake Porno Euros "In Circulation"

Fake porno European notes have successfully entered circulation in Germany after being sold as an advertising gimmick, police alarmed. The bills of 300, 600 and 1,000-euro denominations replaced the usual ring of EU stars with 12 hearts, accompanied by s

Crime | March 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6096

Son of Bulgarian Ambassador Jailed for Drugs

The son of Sofia's ambassador to Spain was sentenced Monday to four years for marijuana.

Crime | March 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2620

Partners of Late Doktora on EUR 50 M Laundry Trial

Former partners of late Ivan Todorov, dubbed Doktora, are facing charges of laundering some BGN 99 M (approximately EUR 50 M).

Crime | March 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2707

Bulgarian Bros Busted for Baby Trafficking in Greece

Five Bulgarians - four women and a man - were detained in a northern Greek city in suspicion of partaking in a baby trafficking ring. All four women are pregnant, Greek police said, and were locked in a dismal outhouse in Lamia, some 226 km north of Athe

Crime | March 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2543
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