Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, who was convicted of six felonies in 2016 for her role in the disappearance of her daughters, may have traveled back to Minnesota based on comments made last evening on social media.
While there is no legal impediment to Grazzini-Rucki being in Minnesota, her past behavior shows she is a dangerous criminal with a documented pattern of engaging in threatening behavior and aligning herself with other violent criminals.
Even before leaving Minnesota for her home state of Florida in June 2018, Grazzini-Rucki used social media and the legal system to harass and threaten members of her own family, her children, her ex-husband, judges, law enforcement, court staff, and journalists, including members of their families.
She has continued this conduct since moving back to Flordia.
Grazzini-Rucki and her lies went from Florida to Minnesota then back to Florida
On March 26, 2018, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Grazzini-Rucki after she failed to appear at her re-sentencing hearing in Minnesota related to her 2016 conviction on six counts of deprivation of parental rights for her role in the disappearance of her daughters.
The following day, Grazzini-Rucki turned herself in at approximately 9:00 PM at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office which is located just seven miles away from her home in Clearwater, Florida
According to public court documents and staff at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Grazzini-Rucki claimed she was homeless when being booked into custody, despite living at a nearby waterfront estate community.
Grazzini-Rucki was transported from Florida and arrived in Minnesota on April 23, 2018. She was later resentenced to serve an additional 14 days in jail and was released from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee on May 15, 2018, after serving a total of 240 days.
After being released from prison in Minnesota, but prior to her moving back to Florida, Grazzini-Rucki was on supervised probation until September 13, 2018.
In a shocking lapse of judgment, Grazzini-Rucki was permitted to reside at the home of Angela Young (French) – the next-door neighbor of Dede Evavold, who was also convicted of six felonies for her involvement in the disappearance of Grazzini-Rucki’s daughters.
Since 2013, Young has taken a very active role in defending both Evavold and Grazzini-Rucki and promoting their outlandish allegations about David Rucki and his family.
Grazzini-Rucki later moved back to her home state of Florida in June 2018, after requesting that her probation be transferred from Minnesota.
In July 2019, Grazzini-Rucki unsuccessfully attempted to block her children from paying for their college education, according to public court documents. Grazzini-Rucki’s efforts to interfere with children’s college payments came during the same time she was fighting in court to not pay her court-mandated child support payments.
Grazzini-Rucki’s criminal activity and court manipulation exposed in an award-winning book
For years Grazzini-Rucki has falsely claimed she is homeless and destitute in an attempt to manipulate public opinion and the legal system. In reality, Grazzini-Rucki had access to over $2 million from her family in the last decade, and the total amount of her current net worth is unknown.
Grazzini-Rucki’s criminal involvement in the disappearance of her daughters, along with her extensive manipulations are exposed in the award-winning book, The Girls Are Gone.
The book details the events which led to Grazzini-Rucki abducting her daughters on April 19, 2013, during a custody dispute with her ex-husband, David Rucki. On November 18, 2015 – 944 days after they disappeared – the girls were found living on a ranch in northern Minnesota by law enforcement, headed by the Lakeville Police Department.
Since being released in October 2018, The Girls Are Gone has been a commercial and critical success. In April, Brodkorb and Allison Mann were awarded a 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award. The Kindle Edition of The Girls Are Gone has appeared on multiple “best seller” lists by Amazon. The Girls Are Gone is published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing.
In October 2019, Brodkorb and Mann released an audiobook of The Girls Are Gone, which was produced at Studio Americana. The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in audiobook, paperback, and ebook.