MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A former Russian Olympic Committee official was arrested in South Florida by federal authorities for alleged immigration violations.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Tammy Spicer said in a news release that 48-year-old Akhmed Bilalov was arrested at his condo in Sunny Isles Beach on Tuesday. He remains in the agency’s custody pending removal proceedings.READ MORE: Report: 25 AR-15 Rifles Missing From Miami Police Department's Inventory
The agency says Bilalov entered the United States for a temporary stay on May 2, 2016, but “failed to depart in accordance with the terms of his admission.”READ MORE: Broward Transit Resumes Collecting Bus Fares On June 1st
The Miami Herald reports Bilalov had been living in Florida with his wife and newborn.
In 2013 Russian prosecutors filed abuse of office charges against Bilalov after he was criticized by President Vladimir Putin for delays and cost overruns in building the ski jump complex for the Sochi Olympics.MORE NEWS: ‘Just Really Shaken Up’: CBS4 Crew Attacked On South Beach While Working Story About Efforts To Cut Down On Violence There
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