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Security guard pleads not guilty over All Blacks' bugging





  • Security guard, Adrian Gard, 51, charged over All Blacks' bugging scandal 
  • Gard pleaded not guilty in Waverley Local Court, Sydney court on Tuesday
  • He has worked for stars including former Oprah Winfrey and golfer Tiger Woods

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 23:16 EDT, 20 March 2017 | Updated: 23:32 EDT, 20 March 2017

A security guard who has protected high profile names including US President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey while in Australia has appeared in court over the All Blacks' bugging scandal. 

Adrian Gard, 51, charged after a listening device was found in the All Blacks' Sydney hotel room in 2016 pleaded not guilty in a Sydney court on Tuesday.

He was charged after the device was discovered during a routine check of the team's meeting room at the InterContinental in Sydney's Double Bay.

Adrian Gard, 51, (pictured) charged after a listening device was found in the All Blacks' Sydney hotel room in 2016 pleaded not guilty in a Sydney court on Tuesday  Adrian Gard, 51, (pictured) charged after a listening device was found in the All Blacks' Sydney hotel room in 2016 pleaded not guilty in a Sydney court on Tuesday 

Adrian Gard, 51, (pictured) charged after a listening device was found in the All Blacks' Sydney hotel room in 2016 pleaded not guilty in a Sydney court on Tuesday 

Gard (pictured) was charged after the device was discovered during a routine check of the team's meeting room at the InterContinental in Double Bay. Gard (pictured) was charged after the device was discovered during a routine check of the team's meeting room at the InterContinental in Double Bay.

Gard (pictured) was charged after the device was discovered during a routine check of the team's meeting room at the InterContinental in Double Bay.

Security guard Adrian Gard (left), 51, arrives at Waverley Local Court in Sydney  Security guard Adrian Gard (left), 51, arrives at Waverley Local Court in Sydney 

Security guard Adrian Gard (left), 51, arrives at Waverley Local Court in Sydney 

The listening device was found on the day of the Bledisloe Cup Test in August.

Gard appeared in Waverley Local Court on Tuesday on one count of false misrepresentation resulting in a police investigation.

He entered a plea of not guilty.

The 51-year-old has more than 30 years' experience in the security industry.

He has worked for leading public figures including former US President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and golfer Tiger Woods.

He's been involved with the All Blacks' security for 10 years. 

Gard is accused of bugging the New Zealand All Blacks during last years Bledisloe Cup Gard is accused of bugging the New Zealand All Blacks during last years Bledisloe Cup

Gard is accused of bugging the New Zealand All Blacks during last years Bledisloe Cup

Gard has worked for leading public figures including former US President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and golfer Tiger Woods  Gard has worked for leading public figures including former US President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and golfer Tiger Woods 

Gard has worked for leading public figures including former US President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and golfer Tiger Woods 

 


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