DeAndre Baker, already facing charges for armed robbery and assault with a firearm, now may be involved in providing a payoff of $55,000.00 to the original four witnesses to have them change their stories.
On May 14, 2020, Miramar, FL Police Department issued warrants for the arrest of Giants CB DeAndre Baker and Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar after complaints were filed by four victims accusing the football players of armed robbery.
NYCSportsNation provided the details of that legal action, here.
Just over one month ago, DeAndre Baker’s lawyer made a statement that he envisioned all charges will be dropped soon. Well, not so fast. Last week, Dunbar hired a second lawyer for his defense. This was a signal that the charges were not going away anytime soon.
The New York Daily News reports that Miramar, FL Police issued a search warrant that uncovers potentially damning evidence showing approximately $55,000.00 was given to the four people that filed complaints against Baker and Dunbar in exchange for those victims/witnesses to change their statements.
The warrant was obtained by the Daily News as a public record from the Broward County (Fla.) Clerk of Courts.
The warrant sought access to iCloud accounts associated with Baker and Dunbar. The warrant cites evidence collected through previous warrants, which includes video footage and direct messages that allegedly show witness Dominic Johnson (known as the “Coach” identified in the initial warrant) oversaw the payoff of Baker’s and Dunbar’s four alleged victims on May 15 at the office of Dunbar’s first attorney, Michael Grieco. Following the timing of the payments, Grieco stated these four subsequently recanted their complaints against Dunbar.
Baker’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, stated that Baker denies all the new allegations.
The Giants provided no official statement on the latest events.
Baker is still under the direction to stay away from the team activities and to focus on his legal issues.
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