David Bunevacz, one of the central figures in the alleged Vancouver Winter Olympics tickets scam, has until August 3 to turn over key evidence in the case, according to recent documents filed in a Los Angeles Superior Court.
The information Bunevacz is expected to turn over to the court includes proof of who he allegedly dealt with to obtain the tickets and contracts with a Hong Kong-based financing company called Mocra Limited, which supposedly supplied some of the funding for the initial ticket purchase.
Gene Hammett, owner of the now defunct secondary ticket company Action Seating, is suing – and being sued by – Bunevacz in relation to the alleged scam, which resulted in thousands of ticket orders for the recent Olympics not being filled and about $3 million in payments for those tickets not being refunded.
Hammett’s attorneys have maintained that Bunevacz owes their client millions of dollars after not providing the tickets, but Bunevacz has said the “deal went sour” but that he hoped to settle with Hammett. The two were friends and had done other deals prior to the Vancouver Olympics debacle.
Neither Hammett’s attorneys nor Bunevacz’ attorneys immediately replied to requests for comment. Bunevacz and his alleged business partners in the deal, Pegazus Sports Marketing and Consulting, supposedly had access to tickets through several national Olympics committees.
“It seems to be their game to not turn over any evidence,” Hammett told TicketNews, referring to Bunevacz and his attorneys. “Where’s the [paper] trail? Where’s the contract with the Hong Kong company, the emails? What proof do they have that there was a third party involved, and not just him?”
The controversy caused Hammett to shut down his eight-year-old, Atlanta-based company, and has soured him on the ticket resale business. He is currently unemployed and looking for work outside of secondary ticketing, he said.
While he has confidence in the hard work of his legal team from Moriarty Leyendecker, Hammett is less confident in Bunevacz allegedly doing the right thing.
“The resolution in this case is financial,” he said. “Everyone just wants their money back. I’ve turned over everything and have nothing to hide. But, they have not.”