Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bail company loses $50K over man deported from Morris

An insurance company that covered the bail on a man accused of molesting a child in Morris Township, and later deported to his native Honduras, has been ordered by a judge to forfeit the $50,000 bond.

Superior Court Judge John B. Dangler late Friday upheld a colleague's ruling in April that Texas-based Financial Casualty & Surety Co. had to forfeit the $50,000 bail it provided to TBA Bail Bonds in Woodstown when it wrote a bond for sexual assault suspect Carlos Ulloa Murillo, 21.

Murillo was charged in April 2008 with sexually abusing a young girl and posted $50,000 bail in August 2008.

While Murillo was in the Morris County jail, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency filed a detainer against him for being in this country illegally, and picked him up from the jail two days after he posted bail. An immigration judge in September authorized Murillo's removal to Honduras — leaving the criminal charge against him unresolved.

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