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 Zlatomir Ivanov AKA Baretata (r), is believed to be one of the top, still living, Bulgarian underworld figures. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Alleged Bulgarian  mafia boss, Zlatomir Ivanov aka Baretata (The Beret, The Barret) was sentenced in Sofia City Court Monday to 8 years behind bars.

On February 7, the prosecution asked for a jail sentence of 17 years in what is considered one of the most emblematic and high-profile organized crime cases in Bulgaria.

Ivanov and twenty other people were charged with participating in an organized crime group, illegal drugs trade, and with plotting the murder of Rumen Stefanov AKA Alf. The magistrates ruled him not guilty on the latter charge read more Here