Ill Juror Delays Bulgaria's 'Baretata' Top Criminal CaseCrime | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 14:43| views
Zlatomir Ivanov, a heavily tattooed man in his late 30s, is charged with being the ringleader of an organized crime group and with first-degree murder. Photo by BGNES
The Sofia City Court postponed Wednesday the case against alleged Bulgarian top crime boss, Zlatomir Ivanov aka Baretata (The Barret).
The reason for the latest delay was the illness of one of the jurors.
Zlatomir Ivanov is charged with being the ringleader of an organized crime group dealing with illegal drug trafficking and with first-degree murder for the killing of Stefan Ivanov aka Alf, committed in a way that endangered the life of many people.
The trial against Baretata began in May 2010 only to start from scratch at the end of the year, after one of the jurors was charged with child pornography in November. Petar Georgiev was detained October 22 during a special police operation codenamed "Pedophiles."
Baretata is held under house arrest. The case was postponed for February 2.
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