Crime

Sofia Postpones Children Deaths Trial

Sofia court will hear the case of a 2001 deadly disco stampede on October 20, it was decided on Friday. In what is known in Bulgaria as the Indigo case, seven teenagers died in a crowd's rush to enter a Christmas party at the Indigo club.

Crime | July 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 598

Bulgarian Mobster Murder Trial in Court

Sofia City Court launched the hearing of case for the murder of alleged mobster Milcho Bonev, dubbed Baj Mile, who was killed in 2004. The trial has been postponed several times.

Crime | July 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1254

3 Charged with Stealing Coca Cola Trade Secrets

Three people have been charged with stealing trade secrets from Coca-Cola and trying to sell it to rival PepsiCo. Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say that the three, who include an executive administrative assistant at Coca-Cola, sought to sell the inform

Crime | July 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 985

Bulgarian Busted for Bribing Italian Carabinieri

A Bulgarian national has been arrested for trying to bribe two Italian carabinieri, Italian media reports. The Italian officers were patrolling the port area when they saw light in one of the storehouses in the city of Bari.

Crime | July 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 918

Boozy Dane Rages in Bulgarian Resort - Media

A young man from Denmark has triggered a broil at Bulgaria's Sunny Beach resort, media reported Thursday. Private Darik radio said the 24-year-old was under the influence of alcohol.

Crime | July 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1076

Bulgarians Tried for Killing US "Porn Producer"

Bulgaria is opening a trial Thursday over the killing of an American suspected of producing gruesome porn material, media reported. The US man was killed early 2005, his body found outside Sofia.

Crime | July 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Irish Teenager "Framed" for Stabbing Bulgarian

The Irish boy, who was accused of stabbing a Bulgarian restaurant owner at the seaside resort of Sunny Beach, had been framed, witnesses told SNA in an unconfirmed version of the event. Oisin Gough, 15, had taken part in a completely different fight, and

Crime | July 5, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2032

Ex Chief of Sofia Heating Company Arrested

The former head of district heating company "Toplofikacia Sofia" has been arrested on charges of money laundering and tax evasion, it emerged on Wednesday. Valentin Dimitrov was detained a day earlier to remain in custody for 72 hours.

Crime | July 5, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 838

Policeman, Crook Swindle Together in Bulgaria

A policeman and a man with a long rap sheet with the police have been arrested for fraud in Bulgaria, reports say. The two went to an Arab salesman and told him that they were on a special police mission and had to take his Mitsubishi to the department f

Crime | July 5, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 852

Bulgarian Tax Inspector Busted with Hefty Bribe

A Bulgarian tax official has been arrested while negotiating a EUR 750,000 bribe, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. The devious inspector, identified as Alexander Anguelov, was caught red-handed in a cafe in one of Sofia's Ramstore supermarket chains

Crime | July 5, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1051

Taxi Hits Norwegian Tourists at Bulgaria's Seaside

Two tourists from Norway were hit by a taxi in the southern seaside resort Sunny Beach in Bulgaria. The two women have been hospitalised, and one is in critical condition.

Crime | July 4, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1169

Construction Piece Hits Bulgarian Passer-By

A Bulgarian woman was hit over the head with a brick in the city of Gabrovo, media reported. The 61-year-old woman was passing by a construction in the city's centre when the brick that most likely fell from the building site hit her, according to privat

Crime | July 4, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 832

EUR 5,000 Stolen from Bulgarian House

Thieves managed to lift EUR 5,000 from a house in Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv. The culprits had no problem going in the dwelling, as the key to the door was hidden under some firewood in the yard.

Crime | July 4, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 710

Policemen Injured in Sofia Hit and Run

A Bulgarian driver hit a traffic policeman with his Mercedes and ran away on Saturday.

Crime | July 2, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 930

Man Drowns at Bulgaria's Seaside

A 50-year-old man has drowned at Balchik in the far north of Bulgaria's seaside.

Crime | July 2, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 880

Irish Bully Claims Assaulted Bulgarian Hit on His Sister

The Irish teenager, who stabbed a Bulgarian restaurant owner at the seaside resort of Sunny Beach, claims he was just trying to protect his sister.

Crime | July 2, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1289

Bulgarian Police Thwart Kidnapping

Police from the central Bulgarian town of Pavlikeni have foiled an attempt to kidnap a sixteen-year-old girl.

Crime | July 1, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1079

Car Crash Brings Tragedy to Bulgaria's Volleyball Team

A car crash that took the life of one child and threw another into a coma has plunged the Bulgarian national volleyball team in sorrow. The daughter of Nikolai Naidenov was killed on the road near Varna at the seaside, and that of his colleague Svetozar

Crime | July 1, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1952

Bulgarian Caught with Drugs in Disco

A 27-year-old man from Bulgaria has been busted with drugs in a disco in the eastern city of Shumen, media reported. A total of three packets of white powder and one containing marijuana have been confiscated from the culprit, private Darik radio reporte

Crime | July 1, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 837

KFOR Soldier Causes Havoc at Sofia Disco

A soldier from the international KFOR contingent deployed in Bulgaria has trashed a Sofia disco on Friday night. Sid Stevens was drinking in a disco at the capital's Sveta Nedelya Square when another man tried to hit on his girlfriend, Trud Daily newspap

Crime | July 1, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1431

Drunken Irish Bully Not Arrested, Was Minor

The drunken Irish tourist that assaulted the manager of a restaurant at the Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach hasn't been arrested, because he is a minor, reports say. Oisin Gough, who is 15, and his 19-year-old sister Rebecca had been deprived of their pa

Crime | June 30, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1141
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