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Federal Judge Holds DCF In Contempt Over Barahona Case

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- A federal judge in Miami is holding the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) in contempt for breaching a gag order in the case of Miami twins Victor and Nubia Barahona.

The 25-page order was issued Monday by U.S. Dictrict Judge Patricia Sietz.

The case involving the Barahona twins made national headlines.

In 2011, the twins were discovered in their adoptive father's truck on the side of I-95. Nubia's decomposing body was wrapped in plastic in the bed of the truck and Victor was barely conscious.

Related: Bill Calls For State To Pay $3.75M In Barahona Case

The judge's ruling reveals that DCF violated a court order when it revealed to state legislative staffers a report detailing a $5 million settlement claim for the twins - saying making these details public could endanger the victim again.

State lawmakers have yet to approve a bulk of the settlement claim. DCF now has 60 days to retrieve the documents.

Meantime, the twin's adoptive father, Jorge Barahona is still awaiting trial.

Click here for more information on the case.


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