Prosecutors have dropped all charges from an alleged robbery brought against former New York veteran cornerback DeAndre Baker, CBS Miami reports. According to CBS Miami, attorneys representing the three alleged robbery victims have also been charged with extortion.
Prosecutors said they were dropping the charges against Baker because witnesses changed their testimony.
Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton DunbarOn May 13, in Miramar, Florida, where a fight broke out. Witnesses at the time claimed that Baker took out a handgun and, along with others, began robbing other people in the party. He was On August 7, with four counts of robbery with a firearm.
According to court documents obtained by CBS Miami, the three witnesses recanted their previous sworn statements and instead “claimed that they did not get accurate information on the events, as did Deandre Baker present but any criminal acts.” , And she was not robbed or beaten with them. ”
Attorney William Dean, who represents the three witnesses, allegedly tried to pay Baker to give his testimony. According to sheriff’s investigators, Dean told Baker that if he paid $ 226,000 to each client they would either retract their statements or stop cooperating with prosecutors, CBS Miami reported.
The 23-year-old, Baker, was pardoned by the New York Giants on September 8, only a month after charges were laid against him. Brown said Dunbar was initially accused of involvement in the robbery and pulling a gun, but prosecutors refused to file criminal charges against the 28-year-old, citing insufficient evidence, by Brown State Attorney Mike Saitz said.