A Florida businessman accused in the February disappearance of his estranged wife in Spain pleaded not guilty on Monday after federal prosecutors questioned his sale of several properties shortly before she disappeared, saying millions in proceeds would allow him to flee if he were released on bail.

David Knezevich, 36, entered his plea during a brief hearing at Miami’s federal courthouse. He was arrested by the FBI on May 4 at Miami International Airport as he returned from his native Serbia. He is charged federally with kidnapping his 40-year-old wife, Ana Hedao Knezevich, who remains missing in a case that has drawn international media attention. He is jailed without bond.

Prosecutors and Ana Knezevich’s family believe the naturalized American from Colombia is dead, though her husband has not been charged with killing her. Prosecutors in court filings have called the evidence against him “strong.”

  • toast@retrolemmy.com
    1 month ago

    You can take Florida man out of Florida, but you can’t take the Florida out of Florida man