Saturday, July 19, 2008

Missing child from Florida

This is a departure from homeschooling stuff, but it involves a kiddo, so I thought it would be appropriate. A fellow blogger with SocialSpark at IZEA is trying to get the word out about the missing son of a friend of a good friend of hers, and he has been searching for his son, Amedeo Cuomo, for over 1 year! Amedeo was taken by his mother, who did NOT have custody.

He could be anywhere in the world, but the last known country was Germany. There is also a possibility that he may be back in the U.S. (California???), or he may be in India - the bottom line is that no one really knows!

If you recognize this child or his mother, please contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (missingkids.com).

The FBI and Interpol are also looking for the mother, so they can be alerted also if anyone has any information as to their whereabouts. Click on this poster to make it larger:




Please feel free to just copy this post, or just the poster above. We're bloggers and we're a world community. We have the power of communication quite literally at our fingertips.

Thanks in advance for your help.

7 comments:

TheTruth said...

Like so many other people in this country, Amedeo & his mother were victims of abuse. Luigi "Gino" Cuomo is a sociopath. He physically & emotionally tormented his wife & her child before forcing them from their home. He only started looking for them when his US visa was running out. This man is a evil shyster who is trying to use his own son as a bargaining chip for a greencard. You should be applauding Amedeo's Mom for having the good sense & bravery to save herself & her child from a life threatening situation. Perhaps you should do your homework before accusing a battered woman of kidnapping.

TheTruth said...

Like so many other people in this country, Amedeo & his mother were victims of abuse. Luigi "Gino" Cuomo is a sociopath. He physically & emotionally tormented his wife & her child before forcing them from their home. He only started looking for them when his US visa was running out. This man is a evil shyster who is trying to use his own son as a bargaining chip for a greencard. You should be applauding Amedeo's Mom for having the good sense & bravery to save herself & her child from a life threatening situation. Perhaps you should do your homework before accusing a battered woman of kidnapping.

Kgraham said...

I apologize if this is the case. I was simply acting on a request from someone who sounded legitimate... I obviously most of all wish the very best for this child.

Sara said...

From A M Costa Rica

THE REAL TRUTH

"The woman, Mary Anginette McBeth, 37, was detained by immigration police Nov. 21, in Montezuma, Nicoya. She and her son, Amedeo, 2, had been living in Costa Rica using a different name and false passport since September 2007. The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a kidnapping warrant against her April 14, 2007, for allegedly abducting her son from his father, Luigi Cuomo, 50.

Fanny Cordero, a spokeswoman for the child welfare office, the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia, confirmed that Ms. McBeth's son is in the custody of his father. However, she could not confirm that the two remain in Costa Rica.

Ms. McBeth, a former resident of Surfside, Florida, first filed for divorce from Cuomo in Nov. 26, 2006, according to the Miami-Dade county courthouse records. According to Ms. McBeth, in March, she booked a round-trip ticket to visit her son from another marriage, Noah, 17, in Germany. Her husband, who knew she was going to Germany, filed kidnapping charges in her absence, she said.

At the time she left for Germany in March, she and Cuomo shared joint custody of the child.

Cuomo's lawyer, Lawrence S. Katz, who handled divorce proceedings in Florida, said that while there was no judicial order preventing Ms. McBeth from leaving the country at that time, by doing so she still violated Florida's interference with custody law.

Additionally, in Florida's dissolution of marriage statute, a parent must give 30 days notice to the other parent before relocating the child, which Ms. McBeth failed to do, he said.

“She never provided any information whatsoever,” he said. “She disappeared and we had no idea where she was.”

Ms. McBeth said that on the second day of her arrival to Germany, her husband called her to make sure she had arrived safely. “He knew I was leaving,” said Ms. McBeth, who is being held in an immigration detention center in Hatillo.

Cuomo had been named the sole parental custodian of Amadeo after April 30, 2007, the same day that the FBI issued a warrant order for Ms. McBeth, said Katz. According to Katz, Cuomo first asked for sole parental responsibility when filing a counter petition for the divorce Dec. 15, 2006, accusing Ms. McBeth of using marijuana in the presence of her child. Ms. McBeth denies the charge.

In a Karlsruhe, Germany, court Ms. McBeth attempted to seek refugee status, accusing her husband of physically abusing her. The judge dismissed the charges due to a lack of credibility, said Katz, who called the accusations “patently false.”

“There's never been a police report filed by her. There's never been a 911 call filed by her. There's never been anything in the divorce case filed by her,” he said. “There's no evidence, but more importantly were never any allegations filed in Florida. She's never made an allegation there before to the police or to any court.”

Ms. McBeth's petition for refugee status is at the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería, an agency of the ministry.

Mary Mcbeth to avoid the US Federal Prison filed the petition;
Amedeo is living with his father back in Florida using his own birthname.

THE REAL TRUTH

Sara said...

From A M Costa Rica

THE REAL TRUTH

"The woman, Mary Anginette McBeth, 37, was detained by immigration police Nov. 21, in Montezuma, Nicoya. She and her son, Amedeo, 2, had been living in Costa Rica using a different name and false passport since September 2007. The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a kidnapping warrant against her April 14, 2007, for allegedly abducting her son from his father, Luigi Cuomo, 50.

Fanny Cordero, a spokeswoman for the child welfare office, the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia, confirmed that Ms. McBeth's son is in the custody of his father. However, she could not confirm that the two remain in Costa Rica.

Ms. McBeth, a former resident of Surfside, Florida, first filed for divorce from Cuomo in Nov. 26, 2006, according to the Miami-Dade county courthouse records. According to Ms. McBeth, in March, she booked a round-trip ticket to visit her son from another marriage, Noah, 17, in Germany. Her husband, who knew she was going to Germany, filed kidnapping charges in her absence, she said.

At the time she left for Germany in March, she and Cuomo shared joint custody of the child.

Cuomo's lawyer, Lawrence S. Katz, who handled divorce proceedings in Florida, said that while there was no judicial order preventing Ms. McBeth from leaving the country at that time, by doing so she still violated Florida's interference with custody law.

Additionally, in Florida's dissolution of marriage statute, a parent must give 30 days notice to the other parent before relocating the child, which Ms. McBeth failed to do, he said.

“She never provided any information whatsoever,” he said. “She disappeared and we had no idea where she was.”

Ms. McBeth said that on the second day of her arrival to Germany, her husband called her to make sure she had arrived safely. “He knew I was leaving,” said Ms. McBeth, who is being held in an immigration detention center in Hatillo.

Cuomo had been named the sole parental custodian of Amadeo after April 30, 2007, the same day that the FBI issued a warrant order for Ms. McBeth, said Katz. According to Katz, Cuomo first asked for sole parental responsibility when filing a counter petition for the divorce Dec. 15, 2006, accusing Ms. McBeth of using marijuana in the presence of her child. Ms. McBeth denies the charge.

In a Karlsruhe, Germany, court Ms. McBeth attempted to seek refugee status, accusing her husband of physically abusing her. The judge dismissed the charges due to a lack of credibility, said Katz, who called the accusations “patently false.”

“There's never been a police report filed by her. There's never been a 911 call filed by her. There's never been anything in the divorce case filed by her,” he said. “There's no evidence, but more importantly were never any allegations filed in Florida. She's never made an allegation there before to the police or to any court.”

Ms. McBeth's petition for refugee status is at the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería, an agency of the ministry.

Mary Mcbeth to avoid the US Federal Prison filed the petition;
Amedeo is living with his father back in Florida using his own birthname.

THE REAL TRUTH

Sara said...

headhigh said...
I was shocked when I read the libelous comment posted by Everyoneneedsamom... But then I realized where these comments are coming from.

Children are not necessarily better off with a female parent... especially when that person is commiting a criminal act in keeping that child from a relationship with a stable, loving father, as Gino most certainly is. The fact that three countries granted Gino custody, the fact that Costa Rica allowed him to LEGALLY bring Amedeo home to the United States, speaks volumes. Amedeo was illegally & unlawfully detained by a kidnapper... who happend to be his mother.

It is a shame that divorces get messy. It happens. But a child should not be uprooted, & hidden away under a false name, & should not be used the way Mary used Amedeo. It is truly sad. I understand she is still in detention. That is as it should be.

Gino respects the fact that Mary is Amedeos mother. He is a man of dignified character, full of integrity & compassion. His son is his greatest priority. He can & will provide the stability Amedeo needs, despite set backs in the economy or Marys vindictive nature. He posses great stength with a quiet, prayerful nature which is an inspiration to many.

Reading the malicious comments posted, one can only be grateful that Amedeo is home, & safe with Gino.

Sara said...

FYI
Below the CR Court Judgment link to the case

http://www.poder-judicial.go.cr/salaconstitucional/REVISTADIGITAL2009/2008-018538.html

Mary entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced for INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL KIDNAPPING from the FEDERAL COURT IN MIAMI