Federal Judge Worries That Paul Manafort Poses Flight Risk After Lawyers Request Removal Of Ankle Monitor

The Hill reports:

U.S. district court judge Amy Berman Jackson said President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort could be a flight risk on Thursday as she mulled requests to loosen the conditions of his house arrest.

The judge set a bond hearing for Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a request made by Manafort’s lawyers to remove a GPS monitoring system and to allow him to move more freely about.

“The charges are significant and his ties and assets abroad are significant so I have concerns about flight,” Berman said. Manafort is under house arrest with $10 million unsecured bond that would become due should he violate court orders or flee the country.

Yesterday it was reported that Manafort holds three United States passports.

  • Todd20036

    Replace it with a chastity belt, and we’re good to go

  • bkmn

    He has three US passports that we know of and who knows how many more PPs he has from other countries.


    • Butch

      And according to some interpretations of the charges against him is probably broke, so he has good reason to try to leave.

  • PickyPecker
    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Passports are so decorative, don’t you think?”

  • Natty Enquirer

    Three passports, billionaire friends around the globe to whom $10 million is lunch money. Nope, no flight risk there.

    • Tawreos

      Remind me to ask some of his friends for lunch money.

      • popebuck1

        It sounds glamorous, but sometimes the lunch comes with extra polonium.

        • kirby7771

          My thoughts exactly. People whom Putin finds inconvenient have a habit of taking dirt naps.

          • Nowhereman

            And Putin has no problem with killing his own operatives on American soil–I doubt if he’d have any hesitation killing American citizens who get in his way.

        • robindaybird

          or a penthouse view

    • Uncle Mark

      He holds 3 passports under phony names !! Isn’t that illegal by itself?

      • zherazhera

        Not phony names. But yes, very suspicious and weird.

      • Winston Statehill

        They are probably all in his name. Frequent travels to the Middle East know that you can get into all kinds of snarls going through customs if your passport has an Israel stamp on it. So they get another one just for traveling to countries that are hostile to Israel.

  • Balderdashing

    The money is small recompense for treason that resulted in a Trump presidency.

    • xzargo

      Jog my memeory – who is it who says he never went to Belgium and his passport proves it? Cohn?

  • Tulle Christensen

    Removal of ankle bracelet merely requires lockup in cell and disposal of the key

    • Todd Allis

      He’ll be able to move about freely around the courtyard during exercise breaks.

  • another_steve

    This man was a close ally of Donald Trump. A confident. Now he’s wearing an ankle monitor.

    Soon, they’ll all be wearing ankle monitors.

    • ChrisMorley

      I’d rather they had ankle chains securely attached to the inside of jail cells.

      • another_steve

        The question being raised by people who’ve been following Russiagate (I know you’re one of those people, Chris) is how far Trump is going to allow this to proceed before he either pardons Manafort and Co. and/or orders Mueller fired. At this point, I wouldn’t even venture a guess. The dynamics are so complicated.

        Whether Trump would win or lose by doing those things is anyone’s guess at this point.

        • robindaybird

          He’d lose, a pardon is an admission of guilt and can’t be used for state level charges, and firing mueller screams fire where there’s just smoke before.

          • another_steve

            The alternate analysis goes like this:

            Trump’s deplorables would applaud either or both moves. His “favorable number” wouldn’t suffer. Assuming he maintains the current 32-37 or so number, congressional Republicans wouldn’t abandon him. He’s already lost all sane human beings and the sane news outlets. Fox News would continue to fellate him.

            It would be business as usual for him and his party.

  • Lawerence Collins

    Not a Fcuking chance. This GOP thug is a flight risk. He needs a monitor on his other ankle as well

  • fuzzybits

    He’s moved around enough.

  • Lazycrockett

    Its not like the FBI isn’t surveillancing him 24/7.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Sure. remove his leg irons. We can trust everyone associated with trump.
    Barron comes to mind.

    • Tawreos

      Barron is about the only one I do trust. The kids 11 he can’t cause nearly as much harm as the rest of the band of idiots.

      • robindaybird

        11 and Trump spends as little time with the kid as possible

  • Jonathan Smith
  • kareemachan

    And with 3 different passports they KNOW of….

  • The judge should just look at Manafort’s attorney and start laughing hysterically.

    • Cuberly Deux

      …but…but he pinky swears he won’t leave the country!

    • trouble94114

      I believe the judge should also point as well as laugh. It heightens the “you’re so dumb” quotient.

  • tim870

    They should take it off his ankle. And put it around his neck.

  • coram nobis

    COUNSEL: Your Honor, my client shouldn’t wear this device. Snakes don’t have ankles.
    THE COURT: Motion granted.

  • Tatonka
    • Rebecca Gardner


  • Marides48

    Only three passports?

  • Cuberly Deux

    On MSNBC they showed that mashup of Manafort gloating about his foreign contacts along with him denying that he had any by saying Trump said he didn’t.

    Flight risk? He should be in Fed prison.

  • Rex

    It’s wrinkling his $53,431.00 pants.

    • tonyg

      Does GOOP offer any bespoke ankle monitors?

      • Jamie_Johnson

        That’s in Ivanka’s Summer 2018 collection.

  • TrueWords
    • JCF

      Can swim, swim, swim away…

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Can we replace the ankle bracelet with the Running Man collar.


    • Lumpy Gaga

      Make ankles chafe again.

    • Nowhereman

      I heard that Ivanka came out with a line of fashionable ankle bracelets for those formal occasions.

  • Tawreos

    If he wants the GPS off of him then he needs to be in a cell at least until after the trial and hopefully longer.

  • TrueWords
  • joe ho

    alex jones reporter says hitler is still alive but the us government is covering it up.


    • Tawreos

      He would be the oldest person on the planet in that case and he wasn’t in the best of health in 1945

      • Tulle Christensen

        well maybe he is a youthful 126 years old

        edit: sorry 128 years old,,,,memory going on this old man

        • Tawreos

          Even if that were possible there is no way that one kept his mouth shut and his head down for the last 70 years

          • Tulle Christensen

            I wonder if he is still shooting up speed?

        • Tawreos

          126, 128 who is going to quibble over a few years?

      • Gustav2

        but…but…but he was a vegetarian.

        • Tawreos

          Except for that last meal which was lead based.

          • Gustav2

            We all cheat on our diets now and then.

      • boatboy_srq

        VA doctors at Walter Reed have him on life support.

        • Tawreos

          We could end the national debt by selling tickets to get to be the one that finally gets to cross Kill Hitler off of their bucket list.

          • Lizard

            Raffle time!

          • boatboy_srq

            Teahadi tRumpets don’t want him dead, they want him in the pResidential succession. For every ten that want him dead there’s one excessively armed ammosexual who wants him still breathing.

          • Tawreos

            We’ll get rid of them by telling that only their pure aryan blood can sustain Hitler and keep him alive despite the liberals attempt to end him.

          • boatboy_srq

            Not even Celine, Viktor, Marcus, Amelia and Kraven together could take care of that much.

          • Tawreos

            Just tell them little baby Jesus, Trump and the flag say it is needed and they will all be lining up.

        • Uncle Mark

          I thought he was staying at the Cheney’s for awhile….kind of a reunion

    • Lizard

      What the hell is that guy smoking?

      • Tawreos

        Not sure, but I would like to try some of it.

        • Lizard

          I wouldn’t, I gotta say.

      • Tulle Christensen


        • Lizard

          Meth spiked with LSD?

      • djcoastermark

        I believe this may be the first sign of a new and widely unknown class of dangerous drugs that has been circulating in conservative circles.

      • KarenAtFOH

        Same thing all the nuclear EMP and Niburu crazies are into lately…

        • Lizard

          “Nuclear EMP”?

  • alc2018

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7a3305748e88a9ca1e8783db9ef7e5dd064ad23ceb2f8a4a25d38e9e0ed6ee02.jpg time can only tell when Manafort will tell the earthlings we are his decendants and welcome us….he did say he liked the way I styled his hair….

  • Tawreos

    Maybe the president has the right idea, we should send him to Gitmo. He worked with foreign governments to sabotage our electoral process.

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: YIKES!

    “Man Comes Forward to Describe an Alleged Extended Sexual Relationship He Had at Age 14 With Kevin Spacey”


  • Canadian Observer

    There has to be some balance between “innocent until proven guilty” (although it would sound better if you replaced ‘until’ with ‘unless’) and there being sufficient evidence to lay criminal charges against someone and imposing restrictions on their movement. Being forced to wear an ankle monitor seems an eminently reasonable infringement on anyone’s freedom of movement from when it is established there is sufficient evidence to lay charges until such time as there is a final determination of guilt or innocence… far more reasonable than being held in custody. It is not as if he was denied bail entirely, he was granted bail with conditions – the stink of rich guy privilege around Manafort’s lawyers motion is enough to make reasonable people puke.

    • clay

      There are movements in various states (NJ stands out to me) to do away with cash bail and rely on social science predictions of flight risk and physical danger.

      • Lizard

        I think Florida and D.C. have implemented that, too. It works well and nobody is stuck in jail because they don’t have enough money to buy their way out.

        (I’m a fan.)

      • Canadian Observer

        It sounds extremely interesting. I do wonder if they would take into account things like affluenza and the large number of extremely “well to do” individuals who got that way by never allowing the opportunity to cut a “sharp deal” to get away. Never underestimate the role of borderline psycopathy or sociopathy in consolidating more and more wealth into the hands of the few.

      • perversatile
        • clay

          I am worried about how that reinforces hot-spot analysis, the basis of determining “high-crime areas” where the courts allow stop-and-frisk without normal levels of suspicion. If we define an area as “high-crime”, it gets more staffing. With more intense surveillance (and reduced “reason” in the suspicion), it more likely people can be found to be arrested, which increases the likelihood that will be interpreted as a high-crime area in the future.

          District-level police commanders should be worried, too, since their ability to reduce “high-crime” areas is the basis of their performance reviews. They should be allied to make sure that the methods, and the assessment of those methods, are accurate and honest.

          • perversatile

            The main problem with machine learning and algorithmic based predictions will continue to be the human side of the equation,
            even in it’s less insidious applications.

            A Beauty Contest was Judged by AI and the Robots Didn’t Like Dark Skin

          • John30013

            The main problem with these systems right now is that no one has proven their predictions are accurate and unbiased. The people who make these purchasing decisions in law enforcement and the Judicial system do not understand the technology and have no expertise by which to evaluate the fairness, accuracy, or effectiveness of the systems. And since they typically use proprietary software, these systems cannot be reviewed for bugs, security holes (which could allow hacking), validity of underlying assumptions, etc.

            I think these systems have great promise, but they should be studied in much greater detail, should be open to inspection by neutral third parties, and should never be the sole, or even primary, determinant of judicial action. And unless they can explain how and why their decisions were reached* (i.e., be cross-examined), they shouldn’t be used at all. (*And in the case of typical “neural network”-based AIs, they can’t, because such networks are essentially “black boxes”, that make predictions based on previous training but cannot explain why they reach a particular decision from a given input [other than to say that’s how the math works out].)

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    Remove it, but keep him under 24 hour covert survelliance. I would imagine within 48 hours, he will attempt to flee the country. At that point he can be thrown in jail without bail and bullet-proof evidence of a felony on top of everything he’s already been charged with.

    • Daveed_WOW

      BS. He’s getting a real deal here with his 3 passports and his next-door-to-treason crime. Yeesh. No more compromises. This isn’t the Civil War!

    • Canadian Observer

      I hope you meant overt, not covert… he should be under direction observation 24/7… and it should be obvious. Someone in a uniform should be in taser range of him at all times.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        No, I did mean covert. He claims he will honor the requirements of the indictment (not flee prosecution), given him enough rope to hang himself and a reason to jail him without parole.

      • stuckinthewoods

        Close guard might be the best way to prevent Manafort being assassinated before he can testify.

        • robindaybird

          people that give Putin problems has a troubling habit of having a freak accident.

  • Halou

    Are there no prison places available for him?

    • Lizard

      Rich white guy? Hell no.

      Nonviolent black offender who can’t afford bail? Definitely.

  • coram nobis

    Three U.S. passports?

    Only thing I can think of is that he has at least 2 aliases.

    • alguien

      asshole & shit head?

      • coram nobis

        Fasold and Fafner? No, wait, those are more of the contractors that Trump stiffed.

  • KaBoomBOX

    The multiple passports should have been sufficient cause to have denied bail.

  • anne marie in philly

    keep that mofo LOCKED UP! since he has multiple passports, he WILL flee!

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    I mean, the man has 3 passports (obtain fraudulently, given how they are tied to fake names or phone numbers) and considerable assets hidden in several countries. Give the poor man a break, he is not a flight risk. He just doesn’t want everyone to know how long he spends in the bathroom!!!

    – said no one, ever

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Coming to QVC, the Ivankle Bracelet that’s all the rage with the Trump administration.

    • Tawreos

      Who did she steal the design from this time?

    • Cuberly Deux

      The Kleptanka Mueller proximity bauble and alarm locket.

      The tasteful gold & zircon encrusted necklet is guaranteed to warn you of any impending indictments via it’s tastefully inlaid flashing LEDs and klaxon.

  • The_Wretched

    Talk about having your cake and wanting to eat it too.

  • Tomcat

    I am for using a shock collar on that asshole. Step outside the boundary and it fries him.

  • C’mon, he SHOULD be behind bars AND in protective custody.

    • Tomcat

      Like we do for ALL and I mean ALL our BLACK friends.

  • The shit’s really happening fast now, isn’t it?

  • RaygunsGoZap

    For his own safety, he needs to stay on the ankle monitor and home arrest.

  • ColdCountry

    Lock him up!

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    If Manafort wants some freer ‘movement’ he could try pulling Putin’s hand out of his ass.

  • Blake Mason

    How the hall does one get 3 passports… is he a multinational?

    • Jonathan Smith

      better. he is rich.

      • boatboy_srq

        He’s a lying arsehole who submitted three different sets of IDs to get them. So the fraudulent credentials issue goes waaaay beyond just the passports.

    • Lumpy Gaga
    • Langalf

      People pointed out yesterday a US citizen is allowed to have a separate passport for use with Israel and Arab states, and possibly a third if you have to send one off for a visa and need to travel internationally in the meantime. Unusual, but not illegal.

      • Jonathan Smith
      • whollyfool

        Are the different identification numbers ok? I don’t know much about passports….

        • Langalf

          I don’t either, other than having one myself. I’m working off what other people had said on this site. Whether it is accurate or not, I don’t know.

          • whollyfool

            Hmm, some guy on a message board at flyertalk says every passport’s id number is different. I usually like more reliable sources than Fox uses though. 🙂

  • zherazhera

    Remove the anklet and put him behind bars. Simple.

  • boatboy_srq

    Paulie Hates Jewelry.


  • Joe in PA

    OK, just make a deal…if he flees the country, Trump goes to jail. Problem solved.

    • bzrd

      oh, what a splendid idea

  • TJay229

    A Smart Black Woman!

  • Ninja0980

    Gee, you mean someone with lots of $$$ and three different passports who knows people in countries we can’t get to could be a flight risk?
    Perish the thought!

    • Lizard

      I wonder what the first exhibit will be: five more passports or a computer printout from his desk which reads “LIST OF NON-EXTRADITION COUNTRIES” across the top?

      • Jonathan Smith

        Burkina Faso
        Cape Verde
        Central African Republic
        China (except Hong Kong)
        Congo (Kinshasa)
        Equatorial Guinea
        Ivory Coast
        Marshall Islands
        North Korea
        São Tomé & Príncipe
        Saudi Arabia
        South Sudan
        United Arab Emirates
        Vatican City

  • Tread
    • Sam_Handwich

      maybe they ran out of toilet paper at the office

      • Rebecca Gardner

        I’d go Code 3 for that too. LOL

      • Joe in PA

        Maybe they are predicting snow in DC…gotta get the ‘bread and milk, bread and milk’. : )

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Well now, someone’s going to need a change of underwear…I wonder who?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Ask not for whom the FBI sirens wail….

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          …just pop the champagne and celebrate another Trumpkin going to jail.

          • Karl Dubhe

            Pina Coladas tonite, to celebrate the snow that’s falling here.

            Mon pays, c’est l’hivers.


          • AmeriCanadian

            Jail? Or house arrest?

    • Rebecca Gardner

      I hope Kushner & Jr are in cuffs next!

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      ♪ Yabba dabbo doo…FlynnStones, get the FlynnStones…♪

      • Bryan

        They’re the Modern Stoned-Age Testimonyyy
        From the Arse of his Flock
        Now we’ll watch Page slip him a Mickey….

    • KarenAtFOH

      Saddle up, lock and load!

    • Karl Dubhe

      Wee haw!

  • -M-

    We thought about it and the answer is, ‘No’.

  • JWC

    Holds 3 known US passpor.t How many others and how many foreign ones. Probably has assest around the world. Has fellow criminals to assist Has places to hide, be sherlterd the foreigb funds to pay for it all. The loss of $10m Us is minor I would say leave it on

    • Jonathan Smith

      he simply does NOT have a thing to wear that goes with it.
      have mercy!!!!!

      • JWC

        Oh me doth not think the bitch will suffer

  • safari

    Ugh. No? I’ve seen meth users get monitors who were too poor to leave the county let alone the country.

    • Treant

      Well, yes, but it totally didn’t ruin the break of their suit cuffs because they don’t wear suits.

      Does NOBODY understand the PLIGHT of the SARTORIALLY COMPETENT and WELL TO DO?

      • Macbill

        “It burns! It burns us, it does!”

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Amateur. Hannibal Lecter got out just using a pen, is all I’m sayin’.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      He’s the type Hannibal would have made a roast out of.

  • Joe in PA

    $10 million unsecured bond that would become due should he violate court orders or flee the country.

    So, does ‘unsecured bond’ mean he hasn’t put up any actual money? It only becomes due if he flees? Then what good does it do? I must be misinterpreting something about “unsecured”.

    • Tomcat

      I think they mean actual $10 million cash and not secured by other means.

    • TJay229

      The Gov only takes two forms of collateral when posting a Bond, Cash and Property. For his bonds I am 💯 % sure they have selected which deeds they asked him to bring, and have frozen his cash… They are not really worried about him running, he’d have The United States Marshall’s after him, quickly.

      • Joe in PA


  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Daddy says to hold tight and wait until George Bush is President.”

  • kaydenpat

    Of course he’s a flight risk. I wish Trump was a flight risk too. Wouldn’t mind if he fled and never came back .

  • Hank

    could Be??? Could Be??? ….. The mind just boggles!!!

  • No More GOP.

    He should be in a cell, not walking around with a tracker.

  • Tomcat

    OT: The lady bugs have arrived by the thousands to spend the winter in Tennessee. There is no way to keep them out completely.

    • Canadian Observer

      On the plus side, bet you don’t have lot of aphids coming inside. 🙂

    • Joe in PA

      They aren’t ALL there…we’ve been battling them here in PA the last few days.

    • Treant

      We have a nest under our eaves at the moment, which will de-camp soon. Probably Sunday when the weather turns and it isn’t 73 and sunny during the day.

      They keep trying to get in to spend the winter inside. Many will manage. Many will survive. April will feature dozens at the windows, trying to get out.

    • Karl Dubhe

      I haven’t seen one of them in years now… 🙁

      • Lumpy Gaga


      • Reality.Bites

        Said Melanoma to a flasher.

  • justme

    Hey.. Don’t forget ..Along with the 3 passports and a list of aliases…TAKE the bankbooks and freeze the accounts..

  • Treant

    Lemme guess. He promised to send the 10 million, but he’ll flee the nation and that will never arrive. And we’ll be out both Manafort and ten megabucks.

    (Yeah, I know it doesn’t work like that, but watch Dumpy try when he’s arrested).

    • justme

      like tRump ..The Check Is in The MAIL!!!

      • Treant

        Precisely. Dumpster’s never dealt with a place where it’s cash on the barrel head or you go to jail.

        • Reality.Bites

          He has accounts beyond the reach of US courts.

          • Treant

            Which is why we need to be really, really insistent that he needs to be in jail, stay in jail, and not be released on bond for any reason whatsoever.

          • Reality.Bites

            Gee, I have accounts beyond the reach of US courts too. What would you do with me?

          • Treant

            If you’re accused of treason?

            Same thing.

            Somehow I doubt you’ve been accused of treason, or are socking away millions off-shore with the intent of running if you’re in trouble.

      • Karl Dubhe

        See, that’s the misunderstanding with Trump.

        Canadians spell that word ‘cheque’, Americans spell that word ‘check’; Trump spells it ‘Czech’ and the guy he sends out, gets lost.

        • whollyfool

          in the mall.

  • Frostbite

    Ya think?

  • JCF
  • MT YVR

    “Oh my god, he’s sooo not a flight risk. JESUS, he doesn’t even know how to drive a plane…”

    I’m waiting for someone to seriously say that. It’s just where I’m at today with my faith in people.

  • jpinphx

    the gall….

  • William

    Manafort should be fitted with a collar that has outrigger poles, preventing him from boarding an aircraft.

    • Reality.Bites

      Larry Craig would still be a senator if he’d worn one of those.

  • Friday’s_cat


  • Tomcat

    Donald is guaranteeing the $10 million. LOL

  • Friday’s_cat

    Go on your republican Senator and Representative websites, ask that they pledge not to flee the country for Moscow should Trump’s staff start naming names.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Just look at the “Justice System” in this case. If this man were black he would be taken for a “ride” in a van, gunned down for walking while black or assaulted just because the Glorified Gestapo, the Hall Monitors get their little willies hard by abusing other humans.
    This white privileged bastard plots against all of us; holds multiple passports and gets “house arrest” FOR TREASON, HIGH CRIMES & FELONIES.
    That’s a clear demonstration of the fraud perpetrated on Main Street USA by the greedy freaks and AIPAC Meat-Puppets. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d8ecd08cf8cad57e4b096eeb506487b60d14d63b404727bdc5453f44bec5aec4.png

  • EDinMCO

    Does anyone seriously believe a $10M unsecured bond will keep Manafort in the country when he’s backed by Russian oligarchs?

  • Kevin Andrews
    • Gianni

      There’s more truth to that than one could imagine.

  • Kevin Andrews
    • Stubenville

      Yup. Winning and staying in power by any means is most important to them.

    • pch1013

      They don’t define anything a Republican does as “treason.”

    • Ann Kah

      Well, they put up all those statues to civil war traitors, didn’t they?

  • stanhope

    Let the bitch leave! Can you imagine how that would look to even the nit wit 32%? To those who read what I said earlier…jared is now in churn. I told y’all and Don Jr is high on Mueller’s list. That sissy boy will sing like Callas.

    • Gianni

      He might just hit those high notes!

  • mikeinftl

    So why does he feel special?

  • Bambino

    Just tell him Putin has assassins on four corners of the world to take him out.

    • Ann Kah

      That’s not impossible. But if so, there’s probably one stationed right around the corner from his house.

      • Bambino

        I don’t think he is brazen enough to assassinate an American in US soil yet.

  • margaretpoa

    An “unsecured bond” and removal of his monitoring device is inviting the guy to flee the country.

    • BobSF_94117

      If only he’d have stolen a loaf of bread or something, then he’d have to pony up.

  • andrew

    A neck monitor should replace the ankle monitor. Everyone should be able to see just who these traitors are.

    • Ann Kah

      Shock collar.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Please, judge, dear noodly diety in the sky, do the right thing.

  • Henry Auvil

    His hairstylist is on Grand Cayman. Must travel there for touch-ups.

  • DaveMiller135

    Why is he on house arrest? He should be cooling it in the big house. The Joint. The hoosegow. I could go on.

    • geoffalnutt

      The Pokey?

    • How about the Pen?

  • Duck

    Gee I wonder why a man with 3 US passports, 10 applications for passports over the last decade, large sums of money in the bank, accused of money laundering MILLIONS of dollars, with ties to MULTIPLE foreign governments with no extradition treaties to the US, and no doubt stockpiles of cash on hand would be considered a flight risk?

    I mean, the dude is totes legit when he says, “honest I won’t flee the country to just anywhere, I just want to be able to drive to Pizza Hut for takeout!” /s

    • Beagle

      Call for delivery, then.

  • He’s a serious flight risk and should have been denied bail. If he weren’t white and well-connected (both) he wouldn’t have gotten to wear an ankle bracelet in lieu of being locked up until his trial.

  • Charles Nelson

    Spend a couple of million dollars and the ankle bracelet will be walking in the dog park.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Asylum in Moscow, just like Snowden. Check the judge’s bank account.

  • Ann Kah

    Tempting as it is to let him scamper away to Russia, we really want to know what he has to say before he goes.

  • Nowhereman

    He has three passports and I read that he had applied for ten. He’s got Russian oligarchs on speed dial. The man’s a flight risk. I’d feel better if he was cooling his heels in jail until his trial.