Guilty verdict for felony bail jumping

LIHU‘E — A jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding Maile Tague-Valvieja guilty as charged of felony first-degree bail jumping Tuesday in 5th Circuit Court.

Tague-Valvieja, of Anahola, failed to appear for her trial date with the Chief Judge Randal Valenciano on Oct. 17. She had been charged with one count of felony second-degree theft, and two counts of fraudulent use of credit card — one felony and the other a misdemeanor.

The trial lasted less than two days and the testimony from a bench warrant and bail bond receipt showed there was notice given to Tague-Valvieja regarding the need to appear for her trial. There was also video evidence of her last appearance in court on July 18, 2011, where the judge ordered her back on the trial date.

Tague-Valvieja’s father testified that he had reminded his daughter to appear for court about four days prior to the date in which she failed to appear.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Vogt represented the State of Hawai‘i and the Defendant was represented by Deputy Public Defender, Christian Enright.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 26 with Judge Valenciano. A Class C felony charge can bring up to five years in prison or a $10,000 fine.


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