Fake diaspora reporter trolls unsuspecting parliament members

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Nov. 20, 2012 10:20
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Dressed in character, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast native Roman Vintoniv interviewed parliamentary candidates in October while posing as a Canadian-Ukrainian journalist working for the non-existent UT-Toronto channel.
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Roman Vintoniv in October was better known to parliamentary candidates as Michael Shchur, whose last name –rat in Ukrainian – should have given them a clue with whom they were dealing.

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