Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance Jr abuses bail process in “soccer mom madam” case

“Socceer mom Madam” Anna Gristina’s lawyer, Norman Pattis “said that the Manhattan district attorney’s office abused the bail system by offering to release her without bail, if she cooperated with their investigation. ‘We have bond being used as a tool to interrogate,’ he said. ‘If you cooperate, you get to go home, if not, sit tight.'”

Bail is a right. It’s supposed to guarantee a suspect’s appearance at trial, not be used as a tool to cause a suspect to relinquish his or her fifth amendment rights. This is outrageous and Vance can Bite Me.

via Soccer Mom Madam may slip bondage as appeals court rips $2 million bail – NY Daily News.

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