Quaid’s bail bond company out $1 million
January 7, 2012
A Santa Barbara County judge ruled Friday that the bail bond company that posted bail for actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid will not be getting its money back.
The $1,000,000 in bond money will be forfeited to the County of Santa Barbara general fund.
The Quaids have repeatedly failed to respond to outstanding charges of felony vandalism at their former home in Montecito, Calif., to which they allegedly broke into and caused more than $5,000 worth of damage.
American Surety Company originally posted $100,000 in bail bonds to get the Quaids released from custody. The couple subsequently failed to attend four hearings.
The court then increased the couple’s bail to $500,000 each which American Surety posted.
The couple then fled to Canada. So far, thanks to Evi Quaid’s recent Canadian citizenship because her father was Canadian-born, the Quaids are permitted to remain in Vancouver.
When the bond company was unable to produce the Quaids within one year, the bail bonds were forfeited.
In November, American Surety argued that the bail bond should be returned because the Quaid’s were not in custody when the bail was filed. The court ruling denied the bond company’s motion to exonerate the bonds.
Arrest warrants remain outstanding for the Quaids.