Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Kelly Soo Park - Arrested by LA County DA's Office

T&T's Exclusive Coverage of Kelly Soo Park Murder Trial
 
Kelly Soo Park, during opening statements of her murder trial.
Park was acquitted of murdering Juliana Redding on 6/4/13.

UPDATE 9/16: MyNewsLA.com has a report from City News Service that has a bit more information. Park's next court appearance will be September 25 in Dept. 109, the same judge for Park's murder trial. Park is again represented by George Buehler. There was also this interesting bit of news in the article:
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin ordered Kelly Park, 49, to remain jailed in lieu of $18.5 million bail while awaiting a hearing Sept. 25.
(snip)
Deputy District Attorney Dayan Mathai told Brandlin that the District Attorney’s Office objected to attorney and former prosecutor Alan Jackson — who had handled the District Attorney’s murder case against Park for a time — representing one of the defendants. The judge said that matter can be dealt with by Kennedy at the hearing next week.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
The LA County District Attorney announced 15 individuals were indicted on a 150 million insurance fraud and patient scam conspiracy.

Kelly Soo Park, who was acquitted in a 2013 trial of murdering aspiring actress Juliana Redding is one of the fifteen individuals arrested along with Dr. Munir Uwaydah, Park's former employer. The DA's Office press release indicated Uwaydah was arrested in Germany.

The LA County Sheriff's Inmate Locator website indicates Park was arrested yesterday around 10:40am and is currently at the Central Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California. Her bail amount is 18.5 million. 
Screenshot of LA County Sheriff's Inmate Locator Page on Park.

There are two indictments filed by the LA County DA.

BA425397 - Against Park, Uwaydah and nine other defendants.
BA435339 - Against four other individuals.

The Los Angeles Times as well as CBS 48 Hours Crimsider were the first to break stories on Park's arrest.

Special thanks to T&T reader Mason for alerting me to Park's arrest on fraud charges.

AP Article in NY Daily News

The next hearing on this case can be found HERE.

6 comments:

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

Can't get the Scribd link to Kelly's indictment.

Sprocket said...

The link to the indictment has been fixed.

David In TN said...

I recall Park sued the Santa Monica Police Department right after her acquittal. A judge threw the suit out.

Sprocket said...

David in TN:
If I recall correctly, Park sued Karen Thompson. That suit was thrown out. Allegedly, Park refiled. I expect the second suit was thrown out also.

Dr. Uwaydah was instrumental in getting Park out on bond for her murder trial, it will be interesting to see if she is able to make bail this time since Uwaydah has also been arrested in Germany.

I expect there will be a fight in Germany to fight the extradition.

NancyB said...

Hallelujah! I am so impressed with LA County's DA office! It was always my belief that Dr. Uwaydah was involved up to his eyeballs in Julia's murder; at least peripherally.

Ed Pias said...

Some folks just have to learn the hard way.....😊