Wednesday, February 8, 2017

All Black's Bugging Scandal - Update

Australia - The security guard accused of fabricating the All Blacks hotel bugging scandal that rocked last year’s Bledisloe Cup has vehemently denied any wrongdoing saying: “I don’t know anything about this ­stupid bloody bug.”

Gravel-voiced Adrian Gard, 51... was charged with public mischief after a listening device was unearthed in the All Blacks’ team meeting room at the InterContinental in Double Bay...

Gard, who has 31 years’ experience in the security industry, is at the centre of a bizarre cloak and dagger scandal after a device similar to that used by law enforcement and spying agencies was discovered in a routine sweep of the team’s meeting room in August ahead of the clash with Australia. It was reportedly found in the foam of a chair...

Police will allege the security chief, who has protected the All Blacks for more than 10 years, claimed he “found” the device but investigators do not believe it was stuffed in a chair.

Gard, from Brisbane, will face court next month for the offence which relates to providing police with false information carrying a maximum 12-month sentence. more