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Monday
Jul182011

Extradition Request for Randy Quaid and Wife Denied

Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Randy Quaid and his wife Evi can remain in Canada after an attempt to have the couple extradited to the U.S., where they are wanted for allegedly squatting in a home they once owned, was rejected.

The Canadian Press reports the extradition request made by California's Santa Barbara County district attorney's office in June has been denied by the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to a statement from the district attorney's office, the Department of Justice determined that extradition would've required a "resource intensive and lengthy process."  The Department of Justice also stated that extradition is generally reserved for more serious offenses.

The Quaids fled to Vancouver following their arrest last September in California and sought refugee status, claiming they were being targeted by a deadly celebrity assassination group they called "Hollywood star whackers."

Evi Quaid gained Canadian citizenship in February.

Wednesday
Nov032010

Randy and Evi Quaid Skip California Court Date

Photo Courtesy - Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) -- To the likely surprise of no one, Randy and Evi Quaid are continuing to evade U.S. authorities.  The couple blew off a scheduled court hearing for their felony vandalism arraignment on Tuesday in Santa Barbara, California.  Due to the no-show, Evi forfeited her $500,000 bail, reports People.com.  A new bench warrant in the same amount was issued for her, and a warrant for Randy was also issued.  However, Randy’s warrant was held on the condition that he appears for the couple's next hearing on November 16th.  The judge also kept Randy’s $500,000 bail in place because the couple’s attorney informed him that Randy was required to remain in Canada for an immigration hearing there on November  8th.  

The Quaids are seeking refugee status in Canada because they claim a cult called "star whackers" is trying to assassinate them and has followed their every move in person, online and on the phone.  Canadian authorities are deciding whether to grant them asylum or return them to the U.S. to face various criminal charges, including squatting in and damaging a Montecito, California home they previously owned.

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Tuesday
Nov022010

The Quaids Fear For Their Lives; Deny Drug Use, Mental Problems

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, have been dodging the law in the U.S. for months now, fearing for their lives.

In an interview Monday with ABC's Good Morning America, the couple, who are currently in Vancouver, British Columbia seeking refugee status, said they can't return to Hollywood because criminals are out to kill them and have followed their every single move in person, online and on the phone.

When asked who wants them dead, Evi said, "An estate planner, who had created a living trust and a county that could cash Randy's royalty stream forever."

The couple doesn't feel they're alone, either.  Evi said, "It is very possible that Heath Ledger was murdered and David Carradine.  And Robert Blake was set up."  They also said, "Lindsay Lohan should be afraid.  Britney Spears."  Evi added, "Mel Gibson -- I think he was drugged.  I think he was slipped a mickey."

When asked if they thought they might be mentally unbalanced, both Randy and Evi denied it.  They also denied that their behavior was the result of drug use.

The couple is due in a California court Tuesday.  Canadian authorities are deciding whether to grant them asylum or return them to the U.S. to face various criminal charges.

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Monday
Oct252010

Randy Quaid & Wife Flee to Canada, Seek Refugee Status 

Photo Courtesy - Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- Randy Quaid and his wife, who are wanted in Santa Barbara, California for skipping a court appearance, are hoping to get a fresh start in Canada.  Randy and Evi Quaid were arrested in Vancouver on Thursday, three days after they missed their arraignment on a felony vandalism charge.  They were released from custody Friday.

The Quaids have no interest in returning to the United States.  According to the Vancouver Sun, they're seeking refugee status in Canada.  A hearing scheduled for next Thursday could determine whether they're eligible to make that claim.  If they receive a favorable ruling, they could remain in Canada for the next year as they wait for other refugee claims to be resolved.

The Quaids say they want to remain in Canada because Randy Quaid claims he's in danger of being murdered.  He cites the deaths of Heath Ledger and David Carradine as two examples of friends of his who were murdered, though neither actor's death was ruled a homicide.  Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose, and Carradine is believed to have hanged himself accidentally during autoerotic asphyxiation.

The Quaids are wanted in Santa Barbara for allegedly squatting in a Montecito home they once owned.  A Santa Barbara judge on Friday raised their bail in that case to $500,000.

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Tuesday
Oct192010

Arrest Warrant Issued for Actor Randy Quaid and Wife

Photo Courtesy - Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) -- A Santa Barbara, California judge issued an arrest warrant Monday for Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, after they failed to show up for their arraignment on a felony vandalism charge, according to KEYT-TV.  The couple was arrested last month for allegedly squatting in a Montecito home they once owned.

The Quaids previously missed several court dates in connection with a separate case in which they were accused of skipping out on a $10,000 bill at a Santa Barbara resort.  That case was resolved in April when felony charges against the Independence Day actor were dropped, and Evi pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of defrauding an innkeeper.

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