A Fisher Island businessman jailed last week after marrying off his teenage son to his housekeeper’s daughter is getting out from behind bars.
A Miami-Dade circuit court judge granted bond to Dan Rotta, who was sentenced to 180 days in jail for contempt of court. Rotta had been ordered by the court to take his troubled son to a Utah boarding school, but instead took him to Las Vegas for the marriage, which “emancipated” the troubled teen from the court’s oversight.
Judge Stanford Blake allowed Rotta, 65, on $10,000 bond and forbid him from traveling, except to visit family in New York. Rotta is out pending an appeal on his jail sentence.
Another judge found that Rotta’s “facilitating” of the wedding — his son was 16 at the time, the girl 18 — was “clearly intended to thwart” the court’s order to admit the teen into the Utah academy.
The teen had been under the court’s jurisdiction as part of Rotta’s contentious divorce proceedings.