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  • Alluring Women of Eastern European Crime Ring

    Former Philadelphia-area weather man John Bolaris was a victim of an alleged Eastern European crime ring which ran several suspicious clubs in Miami. According to the FBI, the ring imported so-called "B-girls" -- bottle service girls -- from Latvia, Estonia and Russia to lure men into their clubs and then overcharge them for alcohol.
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    Marina Turcina was one of two B-girls with Bolaris on when he racked up more than $43,000 on his credit card. She has since plead guilty to fraud. Bolaris told Chris Cuomo the girls brought him to an unmarked club, and suspects he was drugged and his American Express card was then used with abandon. Bolaris took his case to the FBI, which then launched a 13-month undercover investigation.
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    Alec Simchuk is the accused ringleader of the alleged scam. His B-girls targeted tourists and businessmen, luring them to clubs where they racked up huge bar tabs. The FBI says signatures were sometimes forged to beef up bar tabs. After planting undercover agents posing as club patrons, the FBI says it found the girls committing fraud. Simchuk escaped to Latvia and is still wanted by the FBI.
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    Albert Takhalov allegedly helped bring women from Eastern Europe to Miami, where some of the women lied on their immigration forms. The FBI says he helped manage the clubs where the scams took place. He and others have pled not guilty and will go on trial on fraud charges this fall.
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    Svetlana Coghlin was a bar manager at one of the clubs. She allegedly told the FBI that the B-Girls were instructed to troll South Beach hotspots and find prospective men with money, by listening to their conversation for comments about their homes and cars, and noting what credit cards they carried. Charged with fraud, she has plead not guilty and goes on trial this fall.
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    B-Girl Valeria Matsova told the FBI the girls would dump out their own drinks while the men weren't looking, so they wouldn't get drunk and could get the men to buy more alcohol. She pled guilty to fraud.
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  • Alluring Women of Eastern European Crime Ring

    The clubs were a lucrative business for the girls. Anastasia Usakova told the FBI the B-girls received a twenty percent cut of the bar tab. With tabs running into the hundreds or even thousands from just a few bottles of wine or champagne, the scam allegedly swindled many unsuspecting victims. Usakova pled guilty to fraud.
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    Brett Daniels is another victim of the alleged scam. Daniels told "20/20" the girls were extremely aggressive in trying to get him drunk. He suspected they were drinking water but a b-girl knocked over her glass before he could confirm that. He was scammed out of over $1300, which Waukesha State Bank has refused to refund him, despite the fraud charges against the ring.
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  • Alluring Women of Eastern European Crime Ring

    Bolaris eventually sued American Express and got his money back, but it's not over yet. He will testify against the B-girls and the alleged crime boss when they go to trial in October of 2012. Watch the full story on "20/20" Friday at 10 p.m. ET.
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