Polgar and Truong Accused of Criminal Activity in Federal Court

MrChigorin

The audio of Polgar/Truong business associate (as stated in US Attorney filings) Gregory Alexander's sentencing hearing is available to listen to. This is the court's recording. It is a public document. To listen to it, you will need to download the player used by the proprrietary program used by the company contracted to do the recording. It is a free download and can be found at
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Once you have downloaded and installed the free player, you can go to the following and access the audio files to listen to the entire hearing. Alexander's declaration is a little more than half way through the file. I have done my own transcription of the Declaration which can be found below.

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I am the defendant in the case of the United States of America versus Gregory Alexander. Unless otherwise stated, I have personal knowledge of the matters in the following statement.

As detailed in my guilty plea, I accessed the personal email account of Randy Hough multiple times between November 26, 2007 and June 24, 2008. During the time that I repeatedly accessed his personal email account, Randy Hough was a member of the U.S. Chess Federation’s board of directors. By gaining access to Hough’s email account, I was able to obtain confidential information related to a U.S. Chess Federation internal investigation of Susan Polgar and Paul Truong. I thereafter forwarded that confidential information to Susan Polgar and Paul Truong, despite the fact that Susan Polgar and Paul Truong were the targets of the investigation.

After I sent the stolen emails to Susan Polgar and Paul Truong, Truong acknowledged receipt of the emails. On multiple occasions they encouraged me to continue to gain unauthorized access to Randy Hough’s email account in order to surreptitiously [difficulty pronouncing word. Aided by counsel] monitor the investigation of them by the U.S. Chess Federation’s board of directors.

For example, on April 10, 2008, on the website, http://www.chessdiscussion.com, which is a website owned and controlled by Susan Polgar and Paul Truong, I received the following private message sent from the account of Susan Polgar:

By the way, I sent to the board a confidential letter about Hanken yesterday. Can you check and see if Randy H forwarded to Hanken? Thanks! 

The words, “by the way,” were abbreviated as “BTW,” which is shorthand often used in familiar conversations [on message boards and in email.] (braked phrase remider to Alexander by counsel) It was my understanding that “Randy H” meant Randy Hough, a member of the U.S. Chess Federation’s board of directors.

I understood that this private message to be a request that I log into the personal email account of Randy Hough, without Randy Hough’s authorization, and view Hough’s email. I now understand that this was a federal crime.

It was my understanding that the private message was not a request that I check the Internet forum on the website of the U.S. Chess Federation. The request in the private message was a request that I gain unauthorized access to Randy Hough’s personal Yahoo! email account.

Due to the request from Susan Polgar’s account on April 10, 2008, I did actually log into Randy Hough’s email account, without the authorization of Randy Hough, and I viewed email in Mr. Hough’s account.

I have had contact with Paul Truong hundreds of times over the past five years, over the phone and through Internet communications, and I have communicated with Susan Polgar, mainly via email.

SamusAran2

The links do not appear to function in this posting.

benws

I don't understand this post. This incident occurred and was resolved several years ago. Also, none of the links work, and everything is haphazardly organized.

May you please explain the meaning of all this?

SamusAran2

Chess alzheimers: they forget everything but the grudges. Wake me when there's an actual case that's active and not flogging the blog over a guy shouting at the rain at a sentencing for a misdemeanor that got him probation.

Elroch

I feel like I am entering a time warp here. Is there really anything going on here now (as opposed to years back) except for a slanging match between some chess fuddy-duddies?

SamusAran2

Looks like trolls who need to pick a new bridge. He posted this everywhere, dead links and all.

MrChigorin
SamusAran2 wrote:

The links do not appear to function in this posting.

There were so many downloads that dropbox temporarily suspended access. 

MrChigorin
benws wrote:

I don't understand this post. This incident occurred and was resolved several years ago. Also, none of the links work, and everything is haphazardly organized.

May you please explain the meaning of all this? 

The meaning is that, contrary to what some others think, there is still an active law suit involving Gregory Alexander who just accused Polgar and Truong of criminal acts in the matter for which he just pled guilty. Polgar swore under oath in her deposition in a related case in Texas that she hardly knew Alexander and committed no crimes with him. So, it looks like Polgar has likely committed perjury in that federal action in Texas--a felony. The US Department of Justice has been asked to investigate. 

MrChigorin
Elroch wrote:

I feel like I am entering a time warp here. Is there really anything going on here now (as opposed to years back) except for a slanging match between some chess fuddy-duddies?

ROTFL!! Yes. There is the possibility of federal criminal indictments against Polgar and her husband. 

SamusAran2

You are a hoot Mr. Lafferty (aka Mr. Chigorin). You really do like to rely on people taking your word for things. There are no indictments pending anywhere, but in your grudge-holding, doddering, revenge-fantasy-driven imagination. You are in fact, so far out of facts that you have apparently resorted to basic bullying 101.

You chose to poach my Facebook wall. A total stranger. I believe you are a cyber bully and a stalker as well.  My profile is on lock to friends only, so I had to do some back-channel tracing to figure out who you used to get to my wall and snag a picture of my husband playing against Polgar. You then posted it with adolescent comments to further bully an accomplished woman about her weight and appearance. See http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.chess.politics/browse_thread/thread/fe0a50ef30d99513#

Bad form old man. Chess doesn't need bad sportsmanship, or that kind of gamesmanship either.

Estragon

I don't care enough to download special software to listen, but I remember that discovery in the suit with USCF v Polgar & Truong that information came out that pretty much sunk Alexander, the US Attorney had him dead to rights on multiple counts.  The only reason the US Attorney would agree to a plea bargain would be if Alexander gave him evidence against other parties (presumably Polgar and Truong) not already available.

 

There was never much doubt that they all did all the dirty deeds, the only question was if the case would resolve before USCF ran out of money for legal fees.  As it was, their insurer forced a settlement where Polgar and Truong dropped their original suit, USCF dropped the countersuit, and Polgar & Truong's lawyers got a partial payment of fees from the insurer.

But by that time the Alexander cat was out of the bag and that was a separate criminal case, not part of the civil actions.