Operation Muerte Negra’s Heroin Bust Can’t Keep Jovita’s Closed. Amado “Mayo” Pardo’s Family Hopes To Reopen

Interesting developments in the south Austin heroin bust saga that we’ve been detailing for almost a week now. Amado “Mayo” Pardo, patriarch of Jovita’s Cantina and thrice convicted murderer, sits behind bars accused of being an Austin heroin kingpin.

Last week, eighteen people were arrested and charged with a variety of drug offenses in the police operation “muerte negra”. Some of the defendants have begun making their initial court appearances to determine if they will be allowed to make bail.

So far Jeffrey Finn, 45, Lean Day, 24 and Jorge Carrillo, 44, have been freed on unsecured $10,000 bonds. Either they were of such little significance to the prosecution that they didn’t warrant being held, or they’re singing like canaries in the hopes of brokering a sweet heart deal with the prosecutors.

Today U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Lane released Pardo’s wife Amanda with the proviso that she pay 25K if she does not show up for her next court appearance.

Odd.

Further, the judge will allow Mrs. Pardo to work at the restaurant that is currently shuttered. There is a ray of hope in this allowance.

The actual ownership of the restaurant is a bit murky but Amado “Mayo” Pardo’s sister {Jovita Patino} is the president of the corporation that officially owns the business.

We’ll keep sorting through the affair and report back as warranted.

 

credit http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/courts/entries/2012/06/27/lawyer_family_plans_to_reopen.html

 

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