Quite an odd story as The Las Vegas Review Journal releases a story that former UFC light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz has bailed out his friends brother Keith Harriman with a $500,000 bond. Harriman is alleged to have had his son murdered. Here’s the odd details in the report..
Prosecutors have been wanting to know where Keith Harriman got the money to post the bond for his release from the Clark County Detention Center, because he had declared he was indigent and needed representation from the public defender’s office.
District Judge David Barker ordered Keith Harriman to say where the money came from at the hearing Friday. Harriman said Ortiz put up the bulk of the collateral needed from a bondsman. Several people were surprised to hear Ortiz’s name announced by Harriman.
Ortiz, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion, apparently has a relationship with Keith Harriman’s brother, Wayne Harriman, a used car dealer in Las Vegas.
According to published reports, Wayne Harriman helped bridge a rift between Ortiz and UFC chairman Dana White that led to a six-fight contract.
At a preliminary hearing in February, Dominick Harriman testified his father wanted him dead because he told insurance fraud investigators his father’s $160,000 burglary loss claim was a scam to feed a crack cocaine addiction. Dominick Harriman also said his father was angry because he had slept with both his dad’s ex-girlfriend and his ex-wife.
Dominick Harriman was shot at least nine times Aug. 27 at the used car dealership where he worked for his uncle, Wayne Harriman, at Nice Cars of Nevada, 3401 S. Decatur Blvd. The shooter has not been identified.