UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
PROBATION OFFICE

DORIS HALLIDAY-CANNATA

CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER

February 18, 1983

U.S. COURT HOUSE

450 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE

BOX NUMBER 36057

SAN FRANCISCO 94102

415-556-0200

FTS: 556-0200

The Honorable Owen E. Woodruff

Chief United States Magistrate

RE: CABEZAS, Carlos Augusto

Docket No. 3-83-149 OW

Sir:

Carlos Cabezas, 37, is a native of Managua, Nicaragua. He entered the United States

legally in March 1977 and was granted his green card. His last travel abroad

was a return from Venezuela approximately one and a half months ago. The

subject is married to codefendant Angela Cabezas, and the couple have three

daughters. The defendant is the support of his wife and daughters; they reside

at #8. Belleview, Daly City, where they are purchasing a home and paying $1200

per month on their mortgage. They have resided in this home since November

1981. The defendant has resided in this District for more than five years.

Many of this defendant's family members reside in San Francisco. All his

brothers are in the San Francisco area; his four sisters are in the San Francisco

area; his mother and his wife are codefendants in this case; and he expressed

great concern not for himself but that his wife and his mother be released

as soon as possible as it is to their benefit to be out of custody.

Most recently, Cabezas has been self-employed buying and selling automobiles.

He states his profit for the year 1982 was approximately $1500 from this activity;

he states that his gross income for 1982 was $36,000 and that he does file

his income taxes. His tax preparer has already advised him to seek and extension

of time for filing.

In the very near future, sometime in February 1983, the subject had hoped

to open a travel agency in South San Francisco, and he was also considering

an employment offer with the American National Insurance Company.

Previous local work experience was as a legal assistant with Miguel Degadda

and Walter Pineda. Cabezas states he can serve as a legal assistant as he

is a graduate of the National University of Nicaragua with a law degree and

was a practicing attorney in Nicaragua. He has been attempting to secure

admission to practice in California, and he is also a college graduate.

This defendant states he has a checking account at the Bank of America, Geneva

and Mission Branch, with a $400 balance; he states he has an account with

$500 (savings) at First Nationwide Bank in Serramonte. At the time of arrest,

$20,000 was seized. Mr. Cabezas states this was a loan from his wife's uncle

to assist in starting his travel agency business.

Additional assets held by the defendant are his house which he values his

equity at between $35,000 and $40,000; a 1974 Volkswagen stationwagon worth

approximately $1500; a restored 1953 Buick worth $6000; and presently he is

restoring a 1972 BMW from which he would expect to derive $2500 in profit.

At one time, Cabezas was in the Nicaraguan air force, and he states he learned

to fly in California during his student days when he was here on a student

visa many years ago.

Although he is suffering from overweight by his definition, he has no other

medical problems. He denies the use of dangerous drugs or narcotics. He

states he has never been arrested.

Mr. Charles Gretsch will be this defendant's attorney, and he believes Mr. Gretsch

is Court-appointed.

Bail is presently set in the amount of $1 million. It is recommended there

be no change in the bail at this time.

LEO McCARTHY