Face Behind The Name: Meet Iurii Chumak, Alleged Flight Attendant Groper

Meet Iurii Chumak.

The 53-year-old was arrested last month after allegedly groping a flight attendant while onboard a British Airways flight traveling from London to New York. Chumak, seen in the mug shot at right, was photographed by the United States Marshals Service after being forcibly de-planed in handcuffs.

According to the FBI, Chumak placed his hand up the flight attendant’s skirt and “grabbed her genital area” when she bent over to pour coffee for another passenger. Although the incident was witnessed by a second flight attendant, who immediately placed him in restraints, Chumak maintained that he had simply been “drinking on the airplane, fell asleep, and woke up in restraints.”

Since his bust, Chumak has been locked up at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. He was named last week in a misdemeanor criminal information charging him in connection with the in-flight April 28 incident (the filing of an information--in lieu of a grand jury presentment by federal prosecutors--often indicates that a defendant is negotiating a guilty plea).

Chumak’s lawyer, Sergei Orel, declined today to comment about his client’s case.

Comments (27)

Okay, so far you've referred to Paladin as "sweety" and "buttercup". You know that you're going a long way to prove his point, right? Also, if you took the PBR slam as a redneck slur, you've yet to realize that a majority of PBR drinkers are in actuality liberal hipsters (still don't understand why, but meh). If it takes you a bit to be witty, please feel free not to just jot down what comes to mind first, because that seems to not be doing you any good.
The airlines and airports should stop selling alcohol and maybe these things wouldn't happen. They might want to look into providing a mild seditive instead.
Looks like he took that old airline joke a little too seriously. The one that goes: "No, stewardess, I wouldn't like some of your TWA coffee, but I would love some of your TWA-T."
Another alien criminal with a passport, that will be detained, given a motions hearing, fed and housed, given opportunity to plea or trial, given two defense attorneys and a removal exclusion hearing and formal removal proceedings after conviction "ALL" at the expense of the US taxpayers....he'll probably get his bad dental work done free while in lockup, may as well give him a haircut and a full style makeover with car and bank account.
What the hell are you talking about, how do you manage to get 'alien criminal' from this article. He was flying from the UK to the USA. You need to pull your head out of your arsehole, 'cos that lump in your throat is your goddam nose.
Try to keep up with the men "dexter" if you take the time to read the FBI report section as follows:"When questioned by federal agents after the plane arrived in New York, Chumak said he “was drinking on the airplane, fell asleep, and woke up in restraints.” Chumak appeared Saturday in U.S. District Court for arraignment, and was ordered held on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer." Detainers are placed on aliens in custody Not on US citizens, if you had any sprinkling of knowledge about the law, you would know this as a fact. Now you can keep that lump up in your A$$ which is most likely your bbf and the lump in your throat right now is called "eating crow".....
As I mentioned previously, you aren't exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer dexter. The person this article refers to is by definition a criminal alien sparky. Try to keep up. Although, your misspellings, poor English and some drivel about lumps in throats being the poor fellow’s nose on account of his head being up his arse, make your screeds tough to read and laughably aggressive.
He is not 'by definition' a criminal alien. Criminal; yes, alien, not necessarily. There are no misspellings; I am in fact English, the languages country of origin, for you to comment on my spelling is laughable. Get back to tending the pigs you hick.
LOL! You even misspelled this sweetheart? Go back and check your punctuation darlin'. Too dumb to see your own shortcomings. Sad.
Get yourself a dictionary and bone up on the queen's English sparky. Did you somehow think that some unemployed boob in England yapping about hicks and pigs and such from his sweaty little efficiency apartment, might hurt someone's feelings sweetheart? You seem like an angry little darling.