UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER
February 18, 1983
U.S. COURT HOUSE
450 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE
BOX NUMBER 36057
SAN FRANCISCO 94102
The Honorable Owen E. Woodruff
Chief United States Magistrate
RE: CABEZAS, Carlos Augusto
Docket No. 3-83-149 OW
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
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
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
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
Bail is presently set in the amount of $1 million. It is recommended there
be no change in the bail at this time.