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Yachtie Sent to Jail
Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 2:15 AM
Joined: 27/02/2011
Posts: 3

On Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, James Correu (Deckhand/2nd Engineer) was convicted by a jury of his peers for the crime of Domestic Violence-Battery.  Correu was sentenced to the maximum jail time of 364 days for the brutal beating of his ex-girlfriend on Labor Day 2010.  Correu was escorted from the courtroom in handcuffs and transported to the Broward County jail where he currently resides.

Thanks to all who were supportive of the victim, respectful of her right to privacy and to heal during this 14-month ordeal.

His details are as follows:

for Other  
35   (on date of arrest)
Main Jail


Domestic Violence-Battery

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:14 AM
Joined: 27/02/2011
Posts: 3

Be fore-warned, James Correu might still be handed to you as a potential crew member in the upcoming months.  It has come to my attention that there is still one crew agent in Ft. Lauderdale who is willing to put James Correu on board your vessel.  In fact, she is so resigned to do so that she was willing to go to his sentence mitigation hearing and stand before the judge to declare that she would put her reputation on the line for him.  She is quite well-known yet she has not, to date,  ever placed him on a yacht.  She just found that he was cool to hang out with in her neighborhood.  Every other crew agency throughout the industry has better sense and has relegated him to the "do not place" file.  Please consider doing background checks on potential crew or at the very least a free google search before hiring.

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:51 PM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1064

Interesting that he got it down to a misdemeanor as it won't show on a typical background check. Wonder how he managed that? If he's been in jail since the arrest he'll be out soon with time served. They maxed him at a year county jail time, next flood on the jail he'll be out.

Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 11:15 AM
Joined: 27/02/2011
Posts: 3

This conviction, because of it's violent nature, WILL show on a background check.  In addition, it comes up in spades on a simple google search of his name in quotes.  Please use these tools to help end this type of violence.

Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 9:26 PM
which agent?

 Average 5 out of 5