LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Daily News)— Felony arrest warrants have been issued for two brothers suspected of kidnapping their three sons a month ago, a publicist hired by the boys’ mothers announced on August 2.
Ronald Brot of Brot & Gross, Sherman Oaks, who represents the mothers of the missing children, explained in an interview with the Mirror-Spectatoron August 5 the specific charge. “Technically, it is child abduction, which is a charge leveled on behalf of the custodial parents, rather than the child. They could be charged with
kidnapping when they are apprehended.”
The arrest warrants for George Silah and Jean John Silah, both Syrian-Armenians, were issued Friday, August 1, after the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office determined they might have abducted the children.
Both men are Syrian citizens. The mothers, Christine Jeanbart (formerly Silah) and Zaloumi (Zany) Meguerian had joint legal custody with their former husbands. Meguerian had physical custody of her sons, Alexander Zaven Silah and Zaven Philip Silah, and Jeanbart had primary physical custody for her son, Greg.
A District Attorney spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
The mothers of the boys claim the two men have received threats against their lives, and are worried because the three sons are apparently with their fathers, according to the publicist.