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Second Cherry Orchard landlord released from custody in legal mix-up

By Dave Hinton/Rantoul Press/WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bernard Ramos is a free man again.

A legal mix-up has led to the release of the former caretaker at Cherry Orchard Village apartment complex. 

Ramos was arrested in early April by Washington, D.C., police on one civil contempt warrant and one criminal contempt warrant issued by Champaign County last year. 

But D.C. authorities released Ramos before he could be extradited to Illinois. 

Bill Miller, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia, said Ramos posted $5,000 bond in Superior Court of the District of Columbia and was released April 12.

File photo. Ariel view of Cherry Orchard property south of Rantoul. The complex remains closed under a court order as Champaign County continue to keep its landlords, father-son team Eduardo and Bernardo Ramos, from renting it out until the property's septic lines can be legally repaired.

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