Christopher Polovina, Newport Beach Pro Surfer, Faces Prison for Threatening Ex-Wife

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Newport Beach pro surfer Christopher Polovina could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison Jan. 15 after pleading guilty in New Jersey to multiple counts related to threats he made against his ex-wife. At one point, the 34-year-old had been considered a fugitive and was picked up by authorities in Nicaragua, whose shores Polovina surfed. He was let go when his crimes were not considered serious enough to warrant extradition proceedings.

Polovina recently copped to threatening his ex-wife over two days in February 2009, during which he made 19 calls to her when she resided in Delaware Township of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. A bench warrant was issued when Polovina failed to appear at a court hearing four months later.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III announced Monday that Polovina was picked up on a warrant at a Florida airport last month and that the surfer recently pleaded guilty to making terroristic threats, stalking and violating a restraining order.

He faces three to five years in New Jersey state prison for making the terroristic threats, 18 months for stalking and six months for contempt of court.

Polovina is free now on $20,000 bail.

Here's a clip of him from a surf movie:

Central Forks - Sea Movie from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

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jengel123
jengel123

Why was he arrested in Nicaragua? How would they know if he had a warrant from the US in a Nicaragua. 

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