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Former Philly Meteorologist John Bolaris Expected to Testify in Russian Crime Ring Trial

Former Philadelphia meteorologist John Bolaris is expected to testify this week in the case against Stanislav Pavlenko, the man accused of running an organized scheme to get men drunk and make expensive purchases on their credit cards.

Bolaris is one of 88 witnesses in the case, according to the Philly Post. The former WTXF chief meteorologist was targeted by Pavlenko’s group in 2010. Bolaris’ American Express was charged for $43,000 worth of booze, caviar and expensive artwork after he was allegedly drugged by two Latvian women he met in Miami.

The Philly Post has obtained a copy of the FBI report, which includes some sordid details from Bolaris’ night with the women:

Turcina said she knew Bolaris wanted to have sex and told him “okay, if you want to have sex with both of us, then buy us the painting and black caviar.” At the end of the night, Turcina and Rusmane took Bolaris back to his hotel … While at the hotel, Rusmane sang a Russian lullaby to help Bolaris fall asleep.

Later that same day, Bolaris called them. They had sent him an SMS message because they had all agreed the night before to meet again … Turcina did not remember much about the second night with Bolaris. Rusmane kept taking him to new tables showing nothing on the table and saying “look there is nothing to drink, let’s order again.” Turcina slept all night on the couch at Caviar Bar.

The next morning, they woke Turcina, Rusmane, and Bolaris up. They were told to take Bolaris back to his hotel, so they did. Bolaris had “shit himself” and the taxi cab driver was very upset about it and did not want to take him.

She stated that John Bolaris had been overcharged “but nobody was responsible because nobody remembered anything.”

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