Salahis fail to appear for court case

Tareq and Michaele Salahi pleaded the fifth during a Congressional hearing where they were charged with crashing a White House state party in 2009.

Today, the Warren County couple remained silent again by not showing up at an 8:30 a.m. court hearing July 18. The Salahis were on the docket for a Loudoun County District Court hearing with Judge Frank Buttery.

Loudoun resident Emily McCallum claims she paid the couple for a wine tour in celebration of her graduation. The couple did not follow through on an agreement and McCallum claims she was not refunded any money.

Tareq Salahi’s family owns Oasis Winery in Hume and their website offers tours of the site as well as tours of other establishments for as much as $300.

Neither the couple nor their lawyer were present at the hearing.  Buttery said the court had not received a return of service from the Salahis, so he was unsure of whether they knew of their court date today. The court case has been continued to Aug. 3.

First published by Hannah Hager on LoudounTimes.com.

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