Pop Minute

Home    Photos    Videos    What's on TV Tonight

Conman caught - on Russian reality TV

A Russian fraudster has been jailed after one of his victims spotted him on a reality TV show.

Alexei Adeev, 26, was jailed for four and a half years after a woman he had cheated out of almost $2,000 in a property scam spotted him on TV. The victim was surprised to see him on the Russian reality show 'House-2: Build Your Love' and immediately contacted the authorities.

The woman said Adeev, who in the past has served a jail sentence for car theft and bribing an official, had fled with the money after she gave it to him as a deposit for a house in Smolensk.

The conman's jail sentence comes just months after Russian MPs called for the reality show to be banned and its hosts put on trial for organised prostitution and pimping.

They said the show, which aims to pair off contestants by the end of the series, was doing serious damage to the morals of Russia's youth by encouraging participants to have sex.

November 08, 2005 |

Related Posts
  Howie Mandel Been Judging 'America's Got Talent' While Legally Blind
  Scott Disick Gets Frisky with Bikini-Clad Bella Thorne in Cannes
  'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Sentenced To Year In Prison For Bankruptcy Fraud
  Shania Twain To Appear As Mentor On 'The Voice'
  Trump's Lawyers Claim Immunity From Female 'Apprentice' Contestant's Lawsuit
  Jon Gosselin To Make Debut As Stripper At Atlantic City Nightclub
  Tyra Banks Returning As Host Of 'America's Next Top Model'
  Tyra Banks To Replace Nick Cannon As Host of' America's Got Talent'
  Arnold Schwarzenegger Leaves 'Celebrity Apprentice' Citing Show's 'Baggage'

© Copyright & Privacy Policy Pop Minute. All rights reserved. | Feedback