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U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman Praises Tama Beth Kudman

  • May 9, 2016
  • Lindsay Doyle
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The following post originally appeared in the Sun Sentinel

“I don’t know what happened, what you did or didn’t do,” Matthewman told Ohrn before his case adjourned. “But I know you hired a good attorney.”

 

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy McCall agreed to the bond amount if Kathleen Ohrn co-signed on her husband’s bond, but said in court Tuesday he wanted another day to review the documents. West Boca man accused of faking disappearance at sea indicted by grand jury West Boca man accused of faking disappearance at sea indicted by grand jury.  If Ohrn fails to show up to court, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman told Ohrn and his wife on Tuesday they would be liable for the $1 million.  Before accepting the proposed terms of the bond, Matthewman pondered aloud whether Ohrn, a man who “faked his death to try and disappear over a civil matter,” would flee in the face of a criminal case.  “I am troubled by the allegations in this case,” Matthewman told the couple. “Federal court does not fool around. The worst thing [Richard Ohrn] could do is compound his problems by not … showing up in court.

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