Ilya Averbukh got arrested in Athenes
He is there as a TV journalist and according to the Russian website gazeta.ru, he got busted by accessing an unathorized area with somebody else's credentials. They reported that he spent some time in the slammer but is free at the moment.
On the related topic, the idiot who promoted goldenpalace.com in Dortmud, tried to pull the same stunt at the Olympics, got caught and was sent to jail for 5 months.
Surprised about Averbukh
I had heard about the return of the tutu nut I figured someone had already started a thread about this. I am glad he is going to pay the price this time. I wonder how this man happens to get past security. I guess he doesn't arrive wearing tutu's but changes afterwords.
Actually this is not a laughing matter. As I am sure we have discussed before. This nutcase could have been someone worse who could have had worse motives such as harming athletes or even spectators.
Last edited by Eeyora; 08-27-2004 at 12:38 AM.
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Keeper of Michelle's Nose
Ug, I'm so bad. :o I saw this headline and the first thing that poped into my head was DWI.
In all fairness to Auerbach, we don't know the whole story but I would assume he is intent on being a reporter. And we all know that reporters stop at nothing to get a story. I don't think it is so terrible but then there is security to think about. The officers probably didn't know who he was.
The details in the article say that Averbukh is working for a Russian media company "Bosco"; the company's boss, Mikhail Kusnirovich, is also in charge of the Russian team equipment. Averbukh seems to have used different people's accreditations to get into different places. It is believed that Averbukh was acting with the boss's knowledge and approval. Ever since Ilya's arrest, Mr. Kusnirovich has been keeping a rather low profile.