|Life isn’t getting any easier for former BetOnSports chief executive, David Carruthers, as he learned that he will be forced to stay in his county jail cell until at least the end of this week, as his lawyers and family struggle to raise $1 million bail and find a suitable place for him to live upon his release. |
According to his lawyer, Tim Evans, Mr Carruthers will be freed from jail upon receipt of $1 million (£525,000) and the creation of a permanent address in the St Louis, Missouri, area, under bail conditions set at a court appearance on July 31.
However in a statement released yesterday, Mr Evans said that progress on both fronts was proving difficult. “We have to get the bail money together before they will let him out,” Mr Evans said from his office in Fort Worth, Texas. “We also have to find a suitable place for him to live. Neither of those things has been done yet.”
Mr Evans said he hoped that the bail requirements would be met by the end of the week, although sources noted that renting a property could take longer than expected, meaning that his client could remain impounded for many more days to come.