A woman who is accused of hiring hitmen to kill her ex-boyfriend has been released from the Maguire Jail on $35 million bail bonds. The suspect, who is a native of China, was initially held for eight months on a no bail bonds hold.
The defendant, Tiffany Li, was required to surrender her passports to the court. Prosecutors say they are still concerned that the defendant may flee the country; her family is very wealthy, they said, so there is no guarantee that they will not charter a private jet to fly her back to China.
The District Attorney’s office says they still feel she should have been denied bail bonds or that her bail should have been set much higher. A spokesperson for that office told KABC.com that they felt a $100 million bail bonds amount would have been more appropriate.
Li was not released through the help of a San Mateo bail bondsman, instead, a number of friends and family members posted $60 million in property with the court. If Li skips bail, the property will be forfeited.
Original article: $35 million bail buys freedom for rich woman accused of killing ex