The FOX 8 Defenders have learned the subject of our ongoing rental scam investigation has been released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center and booked into Orleans Parish Prison. A judge in JP granted Kyron Hunter's motion for release without bail in Jefferson, pending trial.
Court documents detail that the JP District Attorney's office has not filed a bill of information within the required 60 day period since Hunter's arrest. "It's an ongoing investigation by the sheriff's office, and while we have received some paperwork this week, we don't have a complete report and nor do we have sufficient information to make a charging decision," JP DA Chief of Screening David Wolff told FOX 8.
We've reached out to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, and we are waiting to hear back. While he was released in Jefferson, Hunter was booked into Orleans Parish Prison for a violation of protective orders.
The FOX 8 Defenders first exposed what JP investigators called an elaborate scheme over the summer. They say Hunter advertised online and rented homes he did not own, collecting thousands of dollars. We also uncovered that he filed questionable court documents, including liens on properties that JP Clerk of Court officials say could give the real property owners trouble in having clear titles.
When he was arrested in July, JPSO investigators say they found a loaded AK 47 in his SUV. Tamika Gotch was arrested alongside of Hunter in July on principal to theft by fraud. He's due back in a Jefferson Parish courtroom September 29th.
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