$1 Million Forfeited In Quaid’s Case
Story Created: Jan 6, 2012 PST
Story Updated: Jan 6, 2012 at 7:25 PM PST
Santa Barbara – A Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge has ruled the bail bond company, Santa Barbara Bail Bonds, that posted $500,000 bail each for Randy and Evi Quaid will lose the money.
Judge Frank Ochoa has been considering a motion filed by American Surety Company to vacate the forfeitures since November. Both motions to vacate them and exonerate the bonds were denied Friday. The $1 million now goes to Santa Barbara County.
The one thing county authorities don’t have at this point are the Quaids. A warrant for their arrest is still in place, meaning the Quaids could be arrested if they step foot in the United States. They fled to British Columbia, Canada and since that time have refused to return to Santa Barbara for their scheduled court hearings.
The Hollywood couple are wanted by Santa Barbara authorities for felony vandalism for allegedly squatting in and causing damage to a Montecito guest house.