Crime

Jailed Bulgarian Celeb Faces New Charges

The Bulgarian Roma musician who was jailed for pimping last month is facing a new trial Monday. Kondyo, a former ethno-music celebrity on the local scene, was found guilty on pimping charges and sentenced to ten years in April.

Crime | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1522

Court Clears Bulgarian Journalist of Fraud Charges

A Sofia court has ruled in favour of journalist Bobi Tsankov on charges of fraud, launched by a business lady.

Crime | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 640

Paedophile, 22, Nabbed in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

Police in the second-biggest town of Plovdiv has arrested a 22-year-old paedophile while he was posting pictures of sexually abused children on the Internet.

Crime | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1399

Latest Sofia Murder Linked to Cocaine Trafficking

Ivo Markov, the Bulgarian businessman who was shot dead earlier in the week in downtown Sofia, is believed to be linked to the trafficking of cocaine to Spain, reports say. A week before Markov's murder three Bulgarians were arrested with 600 kilograms o

Crime | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1576

Interpol-Wanted Bulgarian Caught in Madrid

A Bulgarian woman who was wanted for committing a brutal murder was captured in Madrid, media reported. Six years ago Tanya Dimitrova had killed a woman from the northern Bulgarian village of Lilyache to rob her of a mobile phone and golden jewelry worth

Crime | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1317

Bulgarians Busted in Spain for Credit Card Frauds

Eight Bulgarians have been arrested in Spain for withdrawing more than EUR 2 M from illegally cloned credit cards. The gang operated in Madrid, several other Spanish cities and the Canary Islands.

Crime | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 869

Nationalists Club in Varna Bombed

An explosive device went off in the club of Attack (Ataka) in Varna, on the Black Sea coast.

Crime | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Briton's Kidnappers Enforce New Penal Procedure in Bulgaria

A novelty in Bulgaria's Penal Procedure Code saw its first application on Thursday, as the court is to sentence a Bulgarian and an Iranian to less than five years in jail for kidnapping and robbing a Briton here.

Crime | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 896

Turkish Businessman Scissor-Stabbed near Sofia

A Turkish businessman was found dead, with a scissor stabbed into his throat, in the town of Dolna Banya, near Sofia. Police has confirmed the identity of the killed man - Iavuz Kaponoglu, a businessman from Turkey.

Crime | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1146

"Corrupt" Bulgarian EU Fund Chief Stays in Office

Sofia City Court did not approve prosecutors' demands for the dismissal of the deputy head of its State Agriculture Fund, over charges that he had taken a bribe. The prosecution says that Krassimir Nedelchev has taken a BGN 357,000 bribe.

Crime | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 866

Businessman Shot Dead in Downtown Sofia

A man, allegedly linked to SIC, a now defunct 1990s strong-arm structure, has been shot dead Wednesday night in downtown Sofia.

Crime | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1249

38 Prostitutes Arrested in Bulgaria

Bulgarian authorities have busted a total of thirty-eight prostitutes, who practiced in the areas of Plovdiv and Pazardzhik.

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1226

Two Hurt in Sofia Shooting

A brawl between two men in Sofia escalated to exchange of gunfire Wednesday. The two were having a heated argument outside a car service station, the police confirmed.

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 942

Killed Bulgarian Mobster Made EUR 400 ? ? Year Trafficking

Killed Bulgarian mobster Ivan Todorov, dubbed Doktora, made hundreds of thousands from the cigarette-trafficking channel he was part of, media revealed. The smugglers' total turnover per year was between EUR 6 B and EUR 8 B, and Todorov's share was about

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1433

US Police Investigates Credit Cards Thefts from Bulgaria

Delaware State Police are investigating a series of thefts involving skimming devices placed on automatic teller machines (ATMs) with clues leading to Bulgaria. The clients of the Wilmington Trust bank complained that large quantities of money being with

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1328

Bulgaria Fires Top Deputy for "Tricking EU Fund"

Bulgaria sacked Tuesday the deputy head of its State Agriculture Fund, over charges that he had taken a bribe. "We will not allow the future of Bulgarian agriculture in EU to be marred by such actions," Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil.

Crime | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

Insider Suspected in Bulgarian Lotto Snatch

An insider might have helped the robbers of a Bulgarian lottery van the past weekend. That is one of the three main versions for the attack, the police announced Tuesday.

Crime | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 648

Bribe Scandal Hits Bulgarian Agriculture Body

The deputy head of Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund has been accused of taking a bribe, media broke Tuesday. Krassimir Nedelchev was charged with pocketing about EUR 183 000.

Crime | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1258

Teenager Jumps off Bulgarian Bridge, Survives

A fifteen-year-old boy in Bulgaria attempted a suicide on Tuesday by jumping off the Asparuhov Bridge near Varna.

Crime | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Student Dorms Ablaze in Bulgaria

The student dormitory of the Technical University in Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv caught fire late Monday night. The flames started from a third-floor room and three fire brigades immediately responded to the scene.

Crime | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 739

Another 10 Dead Dolphins Found near Bulgaria's Sea Coast

Another ten dead dolphins have been found at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast near the port of Burgas. The bodies of the friendly mammals were found after signals.

Crime | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1084
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