All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita officials have issued a bounty for a North Hollywood man after he allegedly assaulted a bail agent and skipped his court date.
Ion Gandrabura, 29, was originally arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers on May 20.
“He was found in a car that was reportedly stolen and officers found what they believed to be heroin residue,” said Inessa Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita. “Also inside the vehicle, officers found two drivers licenses and credit cards matching the names of those on the drivers licenses but had Gandrabura’s picture.”
Gandrabura was booked for suspicion of Grand Theft Auto and an additional warrant was found in the amount of $70,000.00 dollars on charges ofForgery.
“We bailed out Gandrabura two days after he was arrested with a total bail of $105,000,” Chavez said. “Once Gandrabura was released from jail, the two bail agents that bailed him out were forced out of the lobby by an LAPD officer. There was an altercation between Gandrabura, his friend who came to pick him up and the officers. One of our bail agents was assaulted in the altercation.”
Gandrabura missed his court date on June 12 on the charge of Grand Theft Auto at the Van Nuys Court.
He also missed another court date on June 13.
Officials believe Gandrabura may be involved with additional fraud rings and he may have a severe heroin problem, officials said. He may have fled the United States to Moscow, Romania or Armenia.
Gandrabura may be traveling with his wife, Lora Paladi, who is wanted for fraud and his child.
Paladi has a warrant amount of $140,000.
All American Bail Bonds in Santa Claritahave a nearly 100 percent fugitive recovery rate.
“We almost always find the fugitive,” Chavez said. “It’s just a matter of time.”
There is currently a $5,000 reward for the capture of Gandrabura and Paladi. Fugitive recovery agents wishing to negotiate a bountymay contact West Coast Fugitive Recovery Services.
If you have any information of the whereabouts of Gandrabura or Paladi, contactWest Coast Fugitive Recovery Services at 818-926-9114 or the All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita Risk Department at 866-411-9273. Tips and information remain confidential.