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Old 13 January 2016, 01:21 AM
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I'm hoping they at least fitted them with those handy ankle trackers, but at the same time, I would be the least bit surprised if they didn't. I'd be saddened and angry, but not surprised.
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Old 13 January 2016, 01:33 PM
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Yeah, I can't believe the drop either. $75,000 bail means she only needs to post $7500. That's practically pocket change! I read that she has to wear an ankle bracelet; I'm hoping they took away her passport.
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Old 13 January 2016, 01:46 PM
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Posting $7,500 assumes she can find a bail bond company willing to risk $67,500 that she will not flee again. I'm not sure how easy that would be.
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Old 13 January 2016, 01:56 PM
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There's also the outside chance that she's NOT all that wealthy anymore after the various legal fees and lawsuit payments. They were run of the mill millionaire rich, not buy a Polynesian island rich.
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Old 13 January 2016, 02:11 PM
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I'm hoping they at least fitted them with those handy ankle trackers, but at the same time, I would be the least bit surprised if they didn't. I'd be saddened and angry, but not surprised.
The photo of the mom leaving the police station appears to show an ankle monitor on her left ankle. The photo caption explicitly identifies it as an ankle monitor, although it doesn't indicate whether the journalist was simply going by observation or had additional information that she was fitted with a monitor.

I think only the mother has been released on bail, so there's no "them," only her. Isn't the son still in jail in Mexico? That may factor into the assessment of flight risk--they may not consider the mother as much of a flight risk when her son is still in custody.
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Old 13 January 2016, 02:55 PM
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Posting $7,500 assumes she can find a bail bond company willing to risk $67,500 that she will not flee again. I'm not sure how easy that would be.
She doesn't need to use a bonding company if she can put up up collateral worth $75,000; that can be done directly with the court. That's where somebody who can't make bail can put up the deed to their house or something else worth that amount or more.
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Old 13 January 2016, 03:08 PM
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True, but that's not $7,500 that Dr O'Boogie was saying was all she had to post.
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Old 27 January 2016, 06:55 AM
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Default 'Affluenza' Teen Drops Mexico Appeal, Returns in 1 or 2 Days

The Mexican lawyer for a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident says his client has dropped an appeal against deportation and will return to Texas to face charges in the coming days.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/...-days-36528428
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Old 27 January 2016, 12:37 PM
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Maybe he's decided that American jails are preferable to Mexican jails.

More than likely he's figured out that if he allows the deportation, his lawyers will get him bail, and he'll be free for the next 3 years as the case drags through the courts.
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Old 28 January 2016, 11:03 PM
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Or at the very least the time he spends locked up in the US will count towards time served.
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Update:

‘Affluenza teen’ Ethan Couch transferred to ‘big-boy jail’

And as I expected (emphasis mine):

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For now, Couch faces up to 120 days in jail if the courts decide he violated the terms of his probation. Prosecutors said Couch won’t get credit for the month he spent in a Mexico City jail.
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Old 13 February 2016, 01:40 PM
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On the TV news last evening, his father is now being looked for by the police for domestic abuse of his live in girl friend. Plus police now say that they were called to the residence at least 10 times in the past several years to investigate abuse but no one cooperate.
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A judge on Wednesday ordered a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defence in a fatal drunken-driving wreck to serve nearly two years in jail, a surprising sanction that far exceeds the several months in jail that prosecutors initially said they would pursue.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/20...y-2-years.html
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Old 26 May 2016, 10:59 PM
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Default Mom of 'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch Indicted for Helping Son Escape to Mexico

The mother of the Texas teenager who infamously invoked an "affluenza" defense while on trial for a fatal drunken-driving crash was indicted Thursday for helping her son escape to Mexico.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...mexico-n580961
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Old 01 October 2016, 10:03 AM
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Judge "Affluenza" teen's request to have judge removed denied

Efforts by lawyers for “affluenza” teenager Ethan Couch to have the judge in his case removed, which could have resulted in his release from jail, have failed.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ethan-co...emoved-denied/
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