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Old May 18th 05, 01:50 PM
Tyrone Slothrop
 
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Default Former USCF President, Max Dlugy, arrested in Russia on fraud charges

"American Arrested on Fraud Charges"

By Nabi Abdullaev
Staff Writer

For The Moscow Times
Wednesday, May 18, 2005. Issue 3168. Page 3.

A former U.S. chess champion has been arrested at Sheremetyevo Airport
and charged with attempting to defraud a Perm metals plant of $9
million.

Maxim Dlugy, 38, was detained on April 12 and transferred to Perm,
where he is being held in custody.

Perm prosecutors said Dlugy is suspected of illegally signing off on $9
million in promissory notes at the Solikamsk Magnesium Works, where he
served as chairman from June to August 2003.

But a former colleague, Igor Ivanov, said Dlugy was being used by the
plant's current management, who he said did not want to pay off the
plant's old debts.

Dlugi represented a Virgin Islands-registered investment company called
the Russian Growth Fund, which owned 50.42 percent of the plant's
shares, said Ivanov, a legal aide to the fund's head, Mark Lisnyansky.
Chess champion-turned-opposition politician Garry Kasparov once served
as a senior adviser at the Russian Growth Fund.

Metals company Silvinit bought the plant from the Russia Growth Fund in
late 2003. Silvinit could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

An official in the Perm region prosecutor's office said the promissory
notes ended up with three companies that were registered with stolen
passports or passports belonging to dead people.

The companies demanded that the plant make good on the notes and then
went to court when it refused, the official said, speaking on condition
of anonymity. An investigation was opened into Dlugy in May 2004, the
official said. When he did not show up for an interview with
investigators in Solikamsk, he was put on a national wanted list, the
official said.

Ivanov, however, said Dlugi had been living in Moscow for the past six
months and had traveled abroad almost every week without any problems.

Dlugy emigrated from Russia to the United States in the early 1980s,
where he received U.S. citizenship, said Denis Bilunov, an aide to
Kasparov.

Dlugy was ranked No. 1 in the World Blitz Chess Association from 1988
to 1993. In 1985, he became world junior chess champion, and in
1990-1993 he was president of the 70,000-member U.S. Chess Federation.

Solikamsk Magnesium Works is Russia's second-largest
magnesium-producing plant. Ivanov said its yearly turnover is about
$100 million and the United States buys 60 percent of its production.

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I thought Max was a securities trader on Wall Street. I must be years
behind the times.

Old Haasie

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Old May 18th 05, 03:08 PM
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On 18 May 2005 05:50:08 -0700, "Tyrone Slothrop"
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Dlugy was ranked No. 1 in the World Blitz Chess Association from 1988
to 1993. In 1985, he became world junior chess champion, and in
1990-1993 he was president of the 70,000-member U.S. Chess Federation.


I am trying to think of a new joke about how Beatriz Marinello will be
the second former USCF President in jail soon, but unfortunately, the
current situatuon is not funny.

Sam Sloan
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Old May 18th 05, 03:12 PM
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He could be both....

Old Houlsbyie

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Old May 18th 05, 05:02 PM
 
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Sam.-

You have real problems with strong and successful women. I will not
even bother asking you to stop making accusations without any
foundation. Your first lawsuit was dismissed and the appeal was not
accepted. You are costing the US Chess Federation thousands of dollars
in legal expenses, why?

Let's face it you are a loser with a big rotten mouth and a lot time on
your hands. Find a job, provide for your children and become a useful
citizen. This is what the voices in your head should telling you.

Beatriz Marinello



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Old May 18th 05, 10:04 PM
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A Russian Prison! No doubt Max has been deflowered by now, numerous times!

I wonder if he had to be beaten and then gang-raped, or if he just avoided
the beating and pulled his pants down and bent-over the rail when it was his
turn.

Pulling a prison train without vaseline! I bet the USCF never prepared him
for that!


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Old May 19th 05, 02:42 AM
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Without knowing any of the details it's obvious that Russia is headed down
the toilet. I doubt Max would be stupid enough to commit fraud and then live
openly in Moscow.

"Tyrone Slothrop" wrote in message
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"American Arrested on Fraud Charges"

By Nabi Abdullaev
Staff Writer

For The Moscow Times
Wednesday, May 18, 2005. Issue 3168. Page 3.

A former U.S. chess champion has been arrested at Sheremetyevo Airport
and charged with attempting to defraud a Perm metals plant of $9
million.

Maxim Dlugy, 38, was detained on April 12 and transferred to Perm,
where he is being held in custody.

Perm prosecutors said Dlugy is suspected of illegally signing off on $9
million in promissory notes at the Solikamsk Magnesium Works, where he
served as chairman from June to August 2003.

But a former colleague, Igor Ivanov, said Dlugy was being used by the
plant's current management, who he said did not want to pay off the
plant's old debts.

Dlugi represented a Virgin Islands-registered investment company called
the Russian Growth Fund, which owned 50.42 percent of the plant's
shares, said Ivanov, a legal aide to the fund's head, Mark Lisnyansky.
Chess champion-turned-opposition politician Garry Kasparov once served
as a senior adviser at the Russian Growth Fund.

Metals company Silvinit bought the plant from the Russia Growth Fund in
late 2003. Silvinit could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

An official in the Perm region prosecutor's office said the promissory
notes ended up with three companies that were registered with stolen
passports or passports belonging to dead people.

The companies demanded that the plant make good on the notes and then
went to court when it refused, the official said, speaking on condition
of anonymity. An investigation was opened into Dlugy in May 2004, the
official said. When he did not show up for an interview with
investigators in Solikamsk, he was put on a national wanted list, the
official said.

Ivanov, however, said Dlugi had been living in Moscow for the past six
months and had traveled abroad almost every week without any problems.

Dlugy emigrated from Russia to the United States in the early 1980s,
where he received U.S. citizenship, said Denis Bilunov, an aide to
Kasparov.

Dlugy was ranked No. 1 in the World Blitz Chess Association from 1988
to 1993. In 1985, he became world junior chess champion, and in
1990-1993 he was president of the 70,000-member U.S. Chess Federation.

Solikamsk Magnesium Works is Russia's second-largest
magnesium-producing plant. Ivanov said its yearly turnover is about
$100 million and the United States buys 60 percent of its production.



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Get contact info for Russian embassy & consulates (faxes & snail mail
are best--email gets ignored).

Someone should draft a *short* polite yet firm letter that sticks to
the facts...

We've got a couple thousand potential signatories here at the HB.

Better than petitions: crank out a couple thousand faxes and hit each
consulate. Let them know we care.

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there is a Russian consulate in Mpls!!!

Time for a midnight stroll?

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there is a Russian consulate in Mpls!!!

Time for a midnight stroll?

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