Here’s the Federal charge in Jersey. This is different from the Federal charge fleeing Texas.
Is the fraudulent passport charge still standing?
Thank you for finding that! No attorney has been entered an appearance on her behalf? What could this mean?As of today, the government has not acted on the 7/7/2022 Complaint filed against KA pursuant to 18:1544.F - MISUSE OF PASSPORT, and no attorney has entered an appearance on her behalf.
District of New Jersey [LIVE] (Newark) CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:22-mj-08230-JSA-1
A warrant was certainly in effect for the 40 plus days she was on the run. Even if an argument can be made that she wasn’t aware when she left for CR, she was headline news for most of the 40 days post-issuance of the warrant.From the Dateline episode, it appears that KA's attorney expects that the federal charge of using someone else's passport will not be admissible at KA's trial for the murder of MW. I don't know if that is the case, but he seemed to imply that when questioned by the Dateline host. So if that is the case, he won't need an excuse regarding the passport, and apparently will address the issue of flight from justice as inappropriate since a warrant wasn't issued at the time of the flights from Texas to New York, and from New Jersey to Costa Rica.
I know there seems to be some question about the timing of the warrant, it was issued perhaps earlier than when it was made public/known.
According to the Newark, NJ complaint,
”The ticket contained a slight misspelling of Individual-1’s name.”
She misspelled the name when she bought the international ticket. A name which should’ve been a pretty familiar name … I like to think that I’d … double check that? … before I started my international life on the lam??? …
IMO she slightly misspelled the name on purpose hoping the ticket purchase wouldn’t show up in search results (if LE searched for tickets under the correct spelling) but also kept it close enough that the misspelling probably wouldn’t be noticed. If intentional, it worked out well for her… for a little while anyway.I think the consensus was that she probably used the shortened version of her sister's name. But I agree... everyone knows the info needs to exactly match the passport. Guess she had other things on her mind!
I think the defense willCS may have loved KA ‘in his own way’. Maybe that worked for KA initially, but as time moved on, she may have wanted a deeper commitment.
I agree that the defense will try to poison both the public and jury opinion of CS. I’m more worried about them poisoning the opinion of MW. I think they will try to do both, and they may have some success with CS.
It is unfair to him, but it’s difficult to view him outside of the lens of this case. The two main case participants that knew him closely were KA and MW. One is in jail and one is dead. Not great fodder for the resume in the court of public opinion.
We will see how it plays out with a jury.
For some reason, I picture CS on the stand, speaking in a manner that interjects passive dark humor, ala Johnny Depp on the stand during the Amber Heard trial. And if Teal Akerson gets to testify, the media will have a field day with his quotes. “Costa Rica: where the wanted and unwanted go.”
Oh boy. This will be an interesting trial.
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