Liberal Journalist Charged With Ripping Off Her Elderly Mother

  • Cathy Areu, a journalist and former periodic Fox News guest known as the “Liberal Sherpa,” has been arrested in Miami on accusations that she kidnapped and financially exploited her elderly mother.
  • Areu, 51, was booked into a Miami jail early Friday on a host of felonies, including kidnapping, elderly exploitation and organized scheme to defraud. Miami-Dade police detectives had been trying to arrest her since June, when a judge signed a warrant for her arrest.
  • According to a Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office press release, she is believed to have been evading arrest and even took off to Mexico for a time.