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Feb 5, 2016

Huong Chong Park Gets Supreme Court Bail

Huong Chong Park

Huong Chong Park, a Korean woman charged along with American Bradley Paumen, Lisburn Anderson and Jahangir Abadi last Wednesday, is the last of the bunch to be freed on bail. She was arraigned one week ago for the little known charge of Abetment of Crime to Pervert the Course of Justice, and was remanded until her Supreme Court bail hearing before Justice Troadio Gonzalez this morning. Just for background, Park is a wealthy Korean-American investor with assets in Belize reportedly worth more than three million dollars. She has been implicated in a 2015 plan to plant a firearm in a vehicle belonging to her former common-law-husband Michael Modiri. Park, all visible skin mottled from mosquito bites, waited anxiously in the dock this morning for the Judge’s decision. In the gallery were family members, friends and even the Korean Ambassador to Belize, resident in El Salvador. After listening to arguments from the defense and prosecution Justice Gonzalez took time to express openly that he is leery of granting bail to foreigners who then skip the country. Mexican-American fugitive David Schnitzer Nanes is one notable example. But with that said, bail was granted just before midday.

 

Dickie Bradley

Dickie Bradley, Attorney for Huong Park

“While he accepted the argument that Ms. Huong Park is a businesswoman who has invested substantially in the country of Belize, purchasing land, opening companies, employing persons and doing business which brings money into the country, that that is a matter he took into consideration but he is saying that if you have business or property you can sell it even if you’re in Korea or America or anywhere. So he has decided a very serious matter where he is thinking that whatever the bail he would set, because the law is that excessive bail is not bail…you can’t punish anybody. The withholding of bail is not to punish somebody. They’re looking at other factors to ensure that you return to Court to hear your trial. The Judge was thinking of asking for millions of dollars in valuable land in Ms. Park’s name so in the event she does what Mr. David Nanes has done – Nanes has made it very difficult for persons who don’t live in this country to get bail – as the Judge has also said even in the United States of America persons flee the jurisdiction. The Court can only do so much. He did say that in addition to all the terms and conditions that were laid down, the bail was put in the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars. Plus the petitioner must deposit with the Supreme Court title documents to land which in this case is valued in excess of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, that is in addition to the bail.”

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2 Responses for “Huong Chong Park Gets Supreme Court Bail”

  1. Hatari says:

    What a joke! The PD & the DPP don’t have a chance of getting a conviction. They neither have the expertise or ability to prosecute a case that will be this complicated. Hell, the can’t even convict burglars! Waste of time and tax payers money. Of course, Dickie will laugh all the way to the bank.

  2. Belizean Pride says:

    a next Nanes case mein how low can our justice system go? Let’s see how this one will pay along and watching the outcome of Albert Vazques also. if it’s true what the attorney brags that the police dep. has no hard evidence the family of the victim should sue the police dep. for a lying all along.

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