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)

Mr Cereal are you any relations to Fruit Loops and Ooodles of Noodles??? Or is your mouth full of someone's two scoops of "Grape Nuts" right now????
Look at the smug sense of entitlement piercing from his Ukrainian eyes, baffled that women should have rights when his religion tells him otherwise.
What the fvck are you talking about? Most of the Ukraine is Catholic/Orthodox, so that's that point firebombed.... And where does it say he is Ukrainian? Well done allenmoron you prove your true calibre.
Are you on meds sparky?
He wanted to kill two birds with one stone. The fear of flying and the fear of fondling. I wonder if he's conquered any other fears this month?
I wanna be allowed to do fun stuff like that when I get bald-faced drunk and fall asleep! But I want to remember what it felt like! Too bad that Mr. Chumak must not remember...