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Minister of Finance of Tennessee, was arrested for nonpayment of bills. A place of imprisonment was an elevator

May 26 2005

Director of Financial Department of Tennessee, Gerry Adams became the victim of his own forgetfulness, and failure to pay phone bills. Financier state budget of 25 billion dollars, a few weekends in a row went to the service and worked in solitude in his own office in the building of State Capitol (in Russian - "state government"). Heading into the fateful day of work, he left on the desk phone, informs television channel CBS.

A few minutes later Adams was stuck in an elevator. Finding no mobile phone, the director of finance department tried to contact the outside world for urban machine, which is in most elevators government buildings of the United States. However, the machine did not work.

As it turned out, the cause was the failure of building services accounts for the services of urban telephone communication . Gerry Adams was released from custody at 4 am the next day janitor of the building. Arrest for not paying your phone bill lasted 13 hours. By his own assertion of the state finance director, the last hours of his arrest, he pressed the call button of the building, on average every 5 minutes.

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