Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Dlugy in Prison

Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy, a US citizen, is in prison on charges of suspicion of attempted fraud. That is according to his wife Marina. The GM is locked up in a town called Solikamsk, in central Russia.

The North Jersey reports:

Wife, daughter and son pray that Max Dlugy will be acquitted and allowed to return home.

They are confident of his innocence, but less sure that the truth, as they see it, will prevail in the Russian judicial system, where the assumption is that a defendant is guilty until proven innocent.

The son, Matthew, was quoted as saying, "I miss my dad and really want him to come back."

Here's hoping that the Dlugy family will get back together soon. But with such a ridiculous justice system that Russia apparently has, it will be an uphill battle.

Actually, this is not terribly new news. We first heard about Dlugy's troubles with the law earlier in the year.

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