I found out some shocking news earlier in the week about someone that I used to consider a very close friend. We have fallen out of touch over the last few years (a situation that’s worthy of its own future post), but I found out that he was charged with embezzling almost $400,000 from a trust fund that he was managing. It’s shocking and you can bet that I’ll be watching with great interest. I’m torn because as a former friend, you want to believe he isn’t capable of something so ghastly, but some of the things that went into him becoming a ‘former’ friend were tied to character issues.
In any case, one of the things that came to mind was how he would be handled prior to the eventual trial I’m sure will happen (unless he strikes a plea deal) and specifically how he would be processed for bail. I received some great information from Expert Bail that was timely and informative.