A murder convict on parole who’s been off the radar since 1980 was arrested in Monrovia over the weekend, state officials announced today.
And what has Richard Bradford been up to? According to the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), he’s been running “a high-end drug rehabilitation center” that happens to boast of commendations from L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city leaders.Bradford has been posing as a man named James Edward Heard via a “false” birth certificate from 1977 and subsequent social security number issued in that name the next year, state prison officials say.
The CDCR states:
Bradford began using the name James Heard off and on beginning in the mid 1980’s, and by 1992 Richard Bradford disappeared on paper.
He was paroled in 1978 and fell off the map in 1980, allegedly failing to check in with parole officials, according to the CDCR.
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