Alleged ringleader of Bolaris nightclub scam nabbed in Florida
John Bolaris is thrilled over the FBI arrest of Alec Simchuk, the Florida nightclub owner and alleged mastermind of the Eastern European crime syndicate that fleeced him for $43K in Miami in 2010.
Former Fox 29 meteorologist Bolaris is due Oct. 9 in federal court in Miami to testify against several figures in the criminal organization behind the club scams. "Ive been waiting a long time for this," he told us Monday afternoon of Simchuk's arrest. "Life's been hell for two years and I can't wait for justice to finally be served," he said.
Asked to elaborate on his life being hell, Bolaris said "I haven't worked in seven months, my credibility and credit are hurting and I have become more of a cartoon than a chief meteorologist."
Bolaris is hoping to find work in Philadelphia so he can be close to his daughter.