Erik Audé

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Erik Audé (born 5 April 1980) is an American actor, stuntman and professional poker player who was arrested and imprisoned in Pakistan for alleged drug trafficking. Audé was born in Beverly Hills, California. He attended Paraclete High School and played American football. In 2002, Audé was persuaded to carry leather samples from Islamabad, Pakistan to the United States by Razmik Minasian (who used the alias Rai Gharizian), an Armenian client at the gymnasium where Audé was employed. Minasian concealed from Audé the fact that the case containing leather skirts and jackets also contained opium. On February 15, 2002, Audé was arrested at Islamabad International Airport after being found, according to Pakistani authorities, with 3.6 kilograms (7.9 pounds) of opium in the process of embarking on his scheduled flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Pakistan not being a party to the United States' Prison Transfer Treaty program, the actor, convicted in January 2003, began serving a sentence of seven years at the Adiala Central Jail in nearby Rawalpindi. At the time, a number of articles in the press speculated on the odds of his surviving the full term of his seven-year sentence.
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