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Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
Ex-Panama president gets $1M bail in US but release on hold<
MIAMI (AP) - A Miami federal judge agreed to release former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli on $1 million bail as he fights extradition to his home country, but immediately put a hold on her decision.
U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke on Wednesday granted a request by the Justice Department to stay her ruling granting bail while prosecutors appeal. They contend Martinelli is too great a flight risk to release ...