Saturday, September 24, 2011

Home Pledged By Mom To Secure Bond To Spring Bailjumping Cop/Son Not In Her Name, Leaving Feds Holding The Bag

In Miami, Florida, The Miami Herald reports:

  • The mother of fugitive cop David Britto used her Coral Springs home as collateral to get her son out of jail. Now it turns out she didn’t own the house. The mix-up appears to be yet another misstep in the saga of the Boynton Beach police officer who bolted for Brazil late last month rather than stand trial on charges of trafficking methamphetamine.

  • As expected, Britto, 28, was a no-show for the start of his trial Tuesday in Miami federal court. After a brief, 10-minute proceeding, U.S. District Judge Donald L. Graham issued a warrant for the officer’s arrest.

  • Behind the scenes, lawyers and other officials were trying to sort out how Britto’s mother, Janiber Vieira, 51, was able in July to use the house to secure a $50,000 corporate surety bond for her son when her name is not on the deed. It is in only the name of her husband, Mariorlando F. Vieira, Broward County records show.

For more, see Fugitive cop’s mom didn’t own house she put up for his bond.

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