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Randy Quaid and wife no-shows again in Santa Barbara court

November 16, 2010 | 10:56 am

Quaids To nobody's evident surprise, actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi did not show up in a Santa Barbara court for a scheduled hearing Tuesday morning.

The Quaids, who have missed a string of hearings on felony vandalism and other charges, are accused of squatting in and trashing a Montecito home they used to own. They have fled to Canada to escape a malicious group they have called "Hollywood star-whackers" and an immigration hearing for Randy has been set for Nov. 23.

In Santa Barbara, Superior Court Judge Donna Geck has issued arrest warrants for the couple. Anthony Davis, a prosecutor on the case, said Tuesday that his office has not yet decided whether to seek the Quaids' extradition.

The Quaids have forefeited a total of $1 million in bail.

Robert M. Sanger, their Santa Barbara attorney, said after Tuesday's brief hearing that he was "hoping they can come in and take care of business."

Sanger told the judge he was no longer representing Evi Quaid on an accusation that she violated her probation on an earlier charge of defrauding a posh Santa Barbara hotel. He also noted the possibility of "conflict" in continuing to represent both Evi and Randy in the vandalism case.


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-- Steve Chawkins in Santa Barbara

Photo: Randy and Evi Quaid last month. Credit: Jonathan Hayward / Associated Press.