AMEX Assurance Company Sues Gary Giordano Over Missing Robyn Gardner in Aruba to Void Travel Insurance Policy
AMEX Assurance Company is suing the Maryland man, Gary Giordano, who was jailed for months in Aruba in the suspected death and disappearance of his traveling companion Robyn Gardner. AMEX is looking to void a travel insurance policy that Gary Giordano took out in Robyn Gardner’s name before their Caribbean vacation last year. Thirty-five year old Robyn Gardner went missing in Aruba on August 2, 2011 when she was reportedly snorkeling according to Giordano. The inconsistencies in his stories led to Gary Giordano being arrested in Aruba on suspicion of murder. He was later released.
The subsidiary, AMEX Assurance Company, seeks to void a travel insurance policy that Gary Giordano, of Gaithersburg, took out in Robyn Gardner’s name before their Caribbean vacation last year. The lawsuit, filed last week in federal court in Maryland, says the policy isn’t legally enforceable because Giordano and Gardner aren’t married or otherwise related, weren’t business partners and didn’t own property together.
It also accuses him of lying on insurance forms by identifying Gardner as his “partner” when the two actually had what the company calls a “casual and non-exclusive” relationship.
“You have to have an economic interest in the person” when taking out a policy, American Express spokeswoman Gail Wasserman said Monday.
The suit also says that Gardner remains a missing person and that aside from Giordano’s public statements suggesting she is dead, “there is no other direct evidence that she is no longer alive.”
Daily Commentary – Monday, December 5, 2011 – Have You Seen Gary Giordano and his Attorney Jose Baez on the Morning Shows?
- Can you believe that he’s saying he’d like to meet up with Robyn Gardner again in the future?
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MISSING JUSTICE: Aruba Learned Nothing from Natalee Holloway: Like Joran Van der Sloot, Like Gary Giordano … Aruba Judge Orders Release of Murder Suspect in Death & Disappearance of Robyn Gardner
ARUBA, NO BODY NO CRIME … Oops, They Did It Again … ARUBA … THE NEW KILLING FIELDS.
Can anyone say that they are not surprised with the news out of Aruba and that they did it over an American long weekend Thanksgiving Day holiday? An Aruba judge has ordered the release of Gary Giordano without any conditions. Giordano is the 50 year old Gaithersburg, Maryland man who has been jailed in Aruba and the primary suspect in the death and disappearance of American travel companion Robyn Gardner.
A judge in Aruba on Friday ordered the release of U.S. businessman Gary Giordano, who was detained in connection with the August death of his traveling companion.
The judge said Giordano, a 50-year-old employment agency owner from Gaithersburg, Maryland, must be freed on Tuesday without any conditions.
ITS DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN. If this does not reeks of the Natalee Holloway case all over again. The Aruba LE and prosecutors have done it again. They have failed to make a case, in an obvious one that Giordano killed his travel companion and will profit from her death. First we were witness to Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe being released from jail in the case of the death and disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Now Aruba has a twofer, Giordano will be released in the death and disappearance of Robyn Gardner. UNREAL. No Body, No Crime … NO JUSTICE!
Some Caribbean islands are known as tax haven shelters due to their lax rules on taxes and privacy. However, Aruba now has to be known as the “killing fields” island. How can it not be thought that if one wants to kill their girlfriend, spouse or travel companion … just go to Aruba, take out a life insurance policy in advance, make yourself the beneficiary and then kill her. In Aruba … NO BODY NO CRIME, get you off of murder charges. Imagine knowing that all one has to do is make sure a body of your murder victim never needs to be found, and you skate. Of course not without first making sure you can make money off killing them.
To make matters worse, fresh off the miscarriage of justice in the death of Caylee Anthony in the murder trial of Casey Anthony in Orlando, FL, we have a smug Jose Baez claiming the innocence of his client Giordano, when we all know differently. One day Jose, karma is going to come back and bite you in the a$$, as it is you who does not pass the laugh test. Wow Jose, what a limb you went out on becoming a murderers defense attorney in Aruba. Geez Vegas odds have it as even money for Aruba to ever successfully prosecute a murder suspect.
Gary Giordano’s lawyer, Jose Baez, told ABC News that Giordano would be freed Tuesday night at 8 p.m. and could be home as early as Wednesday.
“Gary had a chance to speak, and the judge listened to him,” Baez said. “He made a heartfelt plea — explained the situation.”
“Justice delayed is justice denied,” Baez said.
Prosecutors admitted that they had no body, no murder weapon and no solid motive. But over the past few months, they believed they had accumulated enough circumstantial evidence to keep him jailed for a while.
The judge thought differently.
During today’s short proceeding, Giordano was allowed to explain his situation, according to Baez, who also defended Casey Anthony.
“It doesn’t even pass the laugh test,” Baez said today on “Good Morning America.”
Questions continue as to where is and what happened to missing and presumed murdered Robyn Gardner in Aruba.
The National Enquirer is reporting that Robyn Gardner was buried alive by Gary Giordano in a grave after having placed a plastic bag over her head in Aruba. According to the NE, the tip was given to police by a man who claimed Giordano put a bag over her head and tied up her limbs with duct tape.
Robyn Gardner was buried alive in a dog’s grave dug up by her lover who taped a plastic bag over her head, the National Enquirer claims.
The allegation is the latest sensational development in the story of the Maryland woman, 35, who vanished two months ago while on holiday with Gary Giordano in Aruba.
Authorities have been searching for her since August and Giordano, 50, is currently being held in jail as they suspect he was involved in her death.
It is alleged that after having put a plastic bag over Gardner’s head, Giordano drove to Dog Graves Beach on Aruba and dug up a dogs grave and placed her in it.Um, just curious, how would anyone know such details of what Giordano did and that Gardner was still alive unless one, they were there; two, they were told what happened; or three, they are making it up? One would suspect that Giordano would not have told anyone that he killed anyone and had anyone participated in the crime, they would know the exact location of the dog’s grave and Robyn Gardner’s body.
‘He dug up a fresh dog’s grave with his hands, removed the dog’s body, widened the hole and put Robyn in it,’ they told the National Enquirer.
The source alleged Giordano then put the dead dog’s body on top of hers and then she started moaning and moving while he filled up the hole.
Giordano remains in custody in Aruba as a suspect in suspicion of murder of Robyn Gardner.
Another search and still no clues …
A search with cadaver dogs in Aruba for the remains of missing 35 year old Robyn Gardner from Frederick, Maryland produced no resulted and no clues. Dogs searched through cactus and scrub brush, but found nothing. Robyn Gardner has been missing since August 2, 2011 when she was reported missing by her traveling companion Gary Giordano who stated that she was carried out to sea by currents while they snorkeled in the southern tip of Aruba. Giordano is presently being detained by Aruba police on suspicion in the death of Robyn Gardner.
“We have other lines of investigation,” he said.
The dogs searched a southeastern section of the Dutch Caribbean island known as Seroe Colorado. It is near the site where Gary Giordano reported 35-year-old Robyn Gardner of Frederick, Maryland, missing on Aug. 2.
Giordano, a businessman from Gaithersburg, Maryland, said she was carried away by currents while they snorkeled in the southern tip of the island.
Aruba Prosecutor Taco Stein said he was not concerned that the search did not yield any evidence. That is consistent, because Aruba was not all that concerned when searches did not yield any evidence or when there was new evidence in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005.
Gary Giordano is presently being detained for 60 days while investigators seek evidence to charge him with Gardner’s presumed death. Aruba prosecutor Stein said that his office will seek to extend the detention order when it expires at the end of October.
Casey Anthony Attorney Jose Baez Heads to Aruba to Represent Murder Suspect Gary Giordano in Disappearance of Robyn Gardner
THE DROWNING ATTORNEY …
Orlando attorney Jose Baez appears to be a one trick pony. First he represents Casey Anthony in the so-called “DROWNING” death of Caylee Anthony. Now Baez heads to Aruba to represent murder suspect Gary Giordano who claims that his traveling companion Robyn Gardner DROWN while snorkeling. Gardner disappearance and went missing in Aruba on August 2, 2011. Baez has been retained by Giordano but has declined to provided details as to his role. Maybe because Baez hasn’t a clue either.
Jose Baez, never met a drowning defense he did not like
The lead attorney in Casey Anthony’s murder trial is turning his attention to a high-profile case involving a Maryland businessman suspected in the death of his female travelling companion.
Jose Baez says he has been retained to to defend Gary Giordano, who has remained behind bars in Aruba for nearly a month. Authorities believe Giordano is responsible for the presumed death of 35-year-old Robyn Gardner of Frederick, Maryland.
How pathetic. This is nothing more than an opportunist attaching himself to a high profile case for the media attention. Baez actually believes his press clippings that he is some sort of jet-setting attorney. This is nothing more than a feeble attempt to remain relevant as the cameras have disappeared following the Casey Anthony murder case. Will his buddy Geraldo Rivera join him in Aruba to defend Giordano? Better yet, will Baez be able to bring the clueless gang of 12 jurors from the Casey Anthony case that ignorantly acquitted the tot mom.
Isn’t it telling that Casey Anthony’s parents just can’t seem to get enough media attention as they appear on the Dr. Phil Show, even after the long drawn out trial that left them without their murdered grand daughter Caylee, even as they continue to make excuses. Now Casey Anthony’s attorney Jose Baez leaches onto the Giordano murder case for the media attention.
Jose Baez confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press Tuesday that he was hired to defend Gary Giordano. He declined to talk about his role in the case on the Dutch Caribbean island.
Baez will not be able to argue the case in an Aruban court, but he will be able to serve as an advisor and aid the defense in other ways, said Giordano’s Aruban lawyer, Michael Lopez.
“If my client wants me to share all information with Baez, I will do so, even though his role will be that of a consultant,” Lopez told The Associated Press.
We have seen this act before … Jose Baez is a poor
man’s attorney’s Joe Tacopina. So how does Baez sell himself to Giordano. Hey Gary, you are going to need a US lawyer to watch your back and for PR in the United States. I am one of the most hated and despised attorneys and have the most hated client in the US … hire me? Giordano may have sealed his fate as with Baez in his team, Americans will be actually rooting for Aruba in this case … call it the reverse Natalee Holloway affect.
A Tale of Two Murders: Joran Van der Sloot Charged with Murder of Stephany Flores … Beth Holloway Says, “God bless the Peru authorities for handling this thoroughly and professionally”
Call it a tale of two crimes and the tale of how two countries handled the same crime in complete contrast manners. One country lets a sociopath loose on the rest if society to kill again, the other one rightfully charges him with murder and cages the criminal protecting society.
“It was the best of times (Peru), it was the worst of times (Aruba), it was the age of wisdom (Peru), it was the age of foolishness (Aruba), it was the epoch of belief (Peru), it was the epoch of incredulity (Aruba), it was the season of Light (Peru), it was the season of Darkness (Aruba), it was the spring of hope (Peru), it was the winter of despair (Aruba), we had everything before us (Peru), we had nothing before us (Aruba), we were all going direct to Heaven (Peru), we were all going direct the other way (Aruba) –in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good (Peru) or for evil (Aruba), in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
What Aruba could not, would not and never intended to do, Peru saw fit to accomplish at all cost. In Aruba they death with the death and disappearance of an American tourist Natalee Holloway where one of the suspects was a “little Dutch boy” of privilege. In Peru they dealt with the death of a 21 year old local from a prominent family. The common denominator … Joran Van der Sloot. Aruba has never charged Joran Van der Sloot with murder. Conversely, Peru has properly pursued Van der Sloot and charged the “Sporter” with murder. Sadly, had Aruba done their job, charged and convicted Joran Van der Sloot instead of enabling him, Joran would never have been able to travel to Peru and kill again.
In a People magazine interview, Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalee Holloway, who has dealt with endless frustration, cronyism and corruption in Aruba said about the murder charges against Van der Sloot by Peru authorities, “God bless the Peru authorities for handling this thoroughly and professionally.”
With no justice yet for her own daughter, Beth Holloway cautiously cheered yesterday’s decision by authorities in Peru to bring murder charges against Joran van der Sloot – long suspected in Natalee Holloway’s disappearance – for the murder last year of a young woman in Peru.
The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 – Special Guests: Blink from Blink on Crime, Diane Dimond and Pat Brown Discussing Missing Robyn Gardner in Aruba, the West Memphis 3 and More
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Tonight Dana welcomes special guests:
- Crime Blogger Blink from Blink on Crime - She will be discussing the recent developments with the West Memphis 3 and what’s been happening in Aruba in the case of missing American Robyn Gardner and suspect, travel companion Gary Giordano.
- Diane Dimond - discussing the Re Composer Frank Bender and her thoughts on the latest missing persons case Aruba
- Pat Brown - Criminal Profiler provides her thoughts on West Memphis Three decision and the case of missing Robyn Gardner in Aruba.
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- Preview of tonights radio show featuring crime blogger BLINK from BlinkonCrime discussing the West Memphis 3 case and Aruba, also criminal profiler Pat Brown and Diane Diamond.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, August 23, 2011 – Preview of Tonights Radio Show: Download
Robyn Gardner Missing in Aruba … New Witness Disputes Gary Giordano’s Claims that they Went Snorkeling Day She Disappeared
Robyn Gardner has been missing in Aruba since August 2, 2011. Her travel companion Gary Giordano’s told Aruba police that she went missing while they were snorkeling near Baby Beach. However, according to the LE Giordano’s stories have been inconsistent. Giordano is presently being held in an Aruba jail as a suspect in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner.
According to a new witness who has come forward, they dispute the story that Gary Giordano has told regarding the fact that the two went snorkeling. The witness says that he was fishing the day that Giordano claims that he and Gardner were snorkeling. He states that the two walked on the beach, but never went into the water.
The witness says he was fishing on a beach on that day and he saw the two take a walk along the reef around 4 p.m., but they never went in the water.
A short time later, the couple drove away and he never saw either of them again, the witness says.
“If this witness ends up being accurate and correct as to locations of both Mr. Giordano and Ms. Gardner, it’s yet another piece of evidence that’s inconsistent with his story,” said ABC News consultant Brad Garrett, a former FBI agent.