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Update: MV man in FBI custody after skipping court date in MyRedBook case

Eric Omuro is accused of laundering money from sex listings website

The FBI has located the Mountain View man one of the alleged proprietors of a sex listings website who missed his scheduled appearance in federal court today.

Eric "Red" Omuro, 53, is now in the custody of the FBI after he failed to show up in the courtroom of U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins at 9:30 a.m. today to identify an attorney and enter a plea, according to FBI spokesman Peter Lee.

Omuro, a Mountain View resident, was released from custody Wednesday on a $500,000 unsecured bond. Judge Cousins issued a bench warrant for his arrest when he failed to appear in court this morning.

Omuro is accused of running the sex listings websites MyRedBook.com and SFRedBook.com with the assistance of codefendant Annemarie Lanoce, 40, of Rocklin.

The websites were seized by the FBI and U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday and Omuro and Lanoce were arrested.

An indictment unsealed that day accuses Omuro of using mail and the Internet to facilitate prostitution and laundering more than $5 million he took in by running the site.

Lee said it is up to Judge Cousins to decide when Omuro will next appear in court.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by trial watcher
a resident of another community
on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:59 pm

This guy was not a good bet for the bail bond company. Win some - loose some.


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Posted by Hmm
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm

To bad shrimp boy and mister lee are in jail, otherwise this guy would go free.


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Posted by Erich
a resident of another community
on Jun 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

What a dummy. He will sit in jail and blown whatever chance he had of winning his case. He has a reasonable chance of winning his case.


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Posted by Tex
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jun 29, 2014 at 5:39 pm

@Erich -- all of the facts aren't disclosed in this article. Legal rights aren't forfeited by a missed court date. The indictment looks slick but a skilled litigator can probably tear it apart.


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