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Brother Of Gunman Who Killed Auburn Officer Appears In Court

BOSTON (CBS) -  The twin brother of the man who killed an Auburn police officer last weekend appeared in court Thursday to face a charge in an unrelated case.

Giancarlo Zambrano, 35, of Sutton was charged two years ago with larceny by scheme after he accepted $7,000 from a woman in Jamaica Plain to do vinyl siding work on her property, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

The work was never done. Zambrano was put on pre-trial probation last year on the condition that he pay all of the money back with half of it due by April 28.

Zambrano initially failed to appear in West Roxbury Municipal Court Thursday and an arrest warrant was issued.

The warrant was later withdrawn after Zambrano appeared provided the court with a check for $4,000, bringing him into compliance with the judge's orders. He must pay the remaining $3,000 before Oct. 28 or the case will head to trial.

Jorge Zambrano
Jorge Zambrano (Image credit: Auburn Police)

Zambrano's twin brother, Jorge, shot and killed officer Ronald Tarentino early Sunday during a traffic stop in Auburn. Jorge Zambrano, 35, was later shot and killed by police after he wounded a state trooper.

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