Leonard Padilla

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Leonard Padilla is a bounty hunter located in Sacramento, California, and in business since 1975. He has appeared on television on National Geographic channel, as well as an expert appearing on CNN[1] to discuss the Caylee Anthony case. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lorenzo Patiño Law School since 1983, although he is not licensed as an attorney in California.[2]

Padilla was one of 135 candidates who ran for California governor in the 2003 California gubernatorial recall election, receiving 1,343 votes. Sometime before the 2003 election, Padilla had spent a year in a federal prison for failing to file income taxes for 3 years.[3] The alternative weekly newspaper Sacramento News & Review named him one of Sacramento's most interesting people in 2010.[4]


  1. ^ Grace, Nancy (2008-12-12). "Latest Caylee Anthony Case Details". CNN. 
  2. ^ "Attorney Search". State Bar of California. 
  3. ^ Koloff, Brian S. (August 11, 2003). "A smoker, a con, a pretty face Even Michael Jackson is running for California governor." Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times News Group. Retrieved January 21, 2013 from HighBeam Research
  4. ^ News & Review, Sacramento (2010-12-16). "Sacramento's 100 Most Interesting People". SN&R. 

External links[edit]

Official website