Tony Novelo’s girlfriend charged with Mischievous Act
When the receivers moved in on the Novelo brothers, Tony and David, their assets were repossessed for unpaid debts. A vehicle driven by Tony’s girlfriend thirty-four year old Yasmin Villanueva, was taken on November thirtieth as part of the properties belonging to National Transport. Villanueva, a businesswoman of Cemetery Road, says that she had parked on New Road and was approached by a police officer and receiver, Jason Skeen, who demanded that she hand over the vehicle. She did but later claimed that she had fifty-five thousand dollars inside the Toyota Land Cruiser when it was confiscated. She told police that money was left in the center console between the two front seats, and when given the opportunity to check inside she couldn’t find it. But was she lying about losing money she never had in the first place? That’s what the cops believe following investigations that concluded on Wednesday. Villanueva was arrested and today she was charged in Magistrates Court for Committing a Mischievous Act. She pleaded not guilty and was granted bail of one thousand dollars and her next court date is set for January twenty-eighth 2011.
That’s not the only issue before the courts in the saga of the Novelo brothers. There was a resolution on Wednesday over salaries for its two hundred and seventy-five employees that loss their jobs when National Transport folded. The receivers met with the Labor Department and agreed that the salaries would be forthcoming as soon as they know who to pay. The Novelo brothers blamed the financial woes of the company on a zoning law that allegedly crippled seventy percent of its routes. The brothers have resumed bus operations under two different company titles, Belize Metro and Intransit.Email This Story