Celebrity-Backed Bail Group Collapses After Helping Free Serial Criminal

Celebrity-Backed Bail Group Collapses After Helping Free Serial Criminal

BRONSON WINSLOW

A celebrity-backed jail reform group shut down and is now being sued after the group helped to free a criminal in 2021 who allegedly attempted to kill a waiter less than one week after his release, according to 8 News Now.

The group posted a $3,000 bond after Rashawn Gaston-Anderson was arrested for burglary and theft in December 2021, and six days later, Gaston-Anderson allegedly shot waiter Chengyan Wang 11 times in the Las Vegas Chinatown, according to 8 News Now. The nonprofit group, known as The Bail Project, was supported by Danny Glover, John Legend and Richard Branson, and announced that it would close down due to “restructuring” in early December.

Wang is now suing the nonprofit for its role in releasing Gaston-Anderson and is seeking over $15,000 in damages from each defendant, according to 8 News Now.

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