By: Diane Benjamin
Another hearing was held yesterday to set a date for Michael Cadena to surrender himself and serve his jail sentence. The date if April 30th.
One thing most people don’t know is that Cadena has malpractice case in Federal Court against his former lawyer who failed to tell him (when repeatedly asked) he would need to petition the court to leave the state. See that court filing here: Cadena-Amended-Complaint
That filing clearly spells out what happened and how Cadena will now be forced to serve jail time.
Meanwhile a Licensed Clinical Psychologist hired by Cadena is in the process of evaluating all parties. He will be making recommendations to the court by early June.
Cadena was sentenced to 6 months in jail for not returning to Illinois with his son. He will likely get half off for good behavior plus credit for time served in Massachusetts.