Crime

Gangster Granny Gets Suspended Sentence for Financial Frauds

Stara Zagora Regional Court gave three years suspended sentence to 72-year-old Svetla Kostadinova for tax siphoning attempts. In April the elderly woman was arrested in a raid against financial fraudsters.

Crime | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 808

Bulgarian Agrarians Headquarters Smashed

Unidentified assaulters have broken into the Sofia headquarters of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union - People's Union (BANU-PU) late on Tuesday.

Crime | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 714

Bulgarian Teacher Accused of Sex Abuse

Yet another Bulgarian schoolteacher has faced accusations of abusing pupils, media revealed Monday. The incident occurred in the Chervena Voda village near Russe, northeast Bulgaria, where a 59-year-old teacher was nabbed for abusing girls.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2057

Arson Targets Bulgarian Construction Boss

The car of a Bulgarian construction entrepreneur was set on fire on Sunday night, local media revealed. Georgi Iliev's Audi was parked outside his home in Sofia's Iztok district.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Greek Found Dead in Sandanski Hotel Room

A Greek national was found dead in his hotel room in the town of Sandanski, near Bulgaria's southern border.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 986

Bulgarian Ex MP Probed for Embezzlement

An ex Bulgarian MP from the 37th National Assembly is being probed for embezzlement. The Regional Court in Isperih ruled that a bail of BGN 750 should be paid for the release of Penko Ganev.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

Underworld Boss Blackmailing Trial Delayed for June 27

The trial against suspected underworld boss Zlatomir Ivanov and an accomplice of his for exhorting a foreign businessman was postponed for June 27. Sofia City Court decided Monday to repeal the ban imposed on Ivanov to travel abroad.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1378

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Takes In SAPARD Corruption Signals

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil is about to present to the police the corruption signals he received in connection to the SAPARD program in the country. The signals are linked to employees working with the program that have demanded bribes by

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 781

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: 889

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: 1308

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: 847

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: 987

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: 696

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: 723

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: 884

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: 1239

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: 1306

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: 781

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: 609

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: 779

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: 722
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