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Swiss Court Grants Roman Polanski Bail ($4.5 Million)

wenn21741902 Swiss Court Grants Roman Polanski Bail ($4.5 Million)

A Swiss court has granted Roman Polanski bail on Wednesday, accepting  a whopping $4.5 million to allow him to remain under house arrest at his chalet.  But Polanski will remain in  prison for up to ten days while the Swiss government mulls over whether or not to accept the appeal.

The Swiss Criminal Court reversed its original decision of rejecting the bail, saying it was confident Polanski’s huge bail would keep him from fleeing. Polanksi will remain at his chalet in the Swiss resort of Gstaad under house arrest and monitored by an electronic bracelet.

But Polanski is still viewed as a high flight risk.

This verdict does not affect the Swiss Justice Ministry’s decision of whether Polanski should be extradited to the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

“The 76-year-old appellant is married and the father of two minors,” the court said as it considered Polanski’s offer of a cash bail secured by his apartment in Paris. “It can be assumed that as a responsible father he will, especially in view of his advanced age, attach greater importance to the financial security of his family than a younger person.”

But Polanski wasn’t immediately released by the Swiss Justice Ministry, which ordered him arrested Sept. 26 as he arrived in Zurich to receive a lifetime achievement award at a film festival.

“We will decide quickly on whether to order his release or file an appeal with the Federal Tribunal,” justice ministry spokesman Folco Galli said. Authorities had 10 days to refer the matter to the tribunal, Switzerland’s highest court, but Galli said they would make their decision before that.

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