The People, etc., ex rel. Alex B. Spiro, on behalf of Basel Ramadan, petitioner, v. Joseph Ponte, etc., et al., respondents.

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

The People, etc., ex rel. Alex B. Spiro, on behalf of Basel Ramadan, petitioner, v. Joseph Ponte, etc., et al., respondents.

2014–06057

Decided: June 26, 2014

REINALDO E. RIVERA, J.P. JOHN M. LEVENTHAL LEONARD B. AUSTIN SHERI S. ROMAN, JJ. Brafman & Associates, New York, N.Y. (Alex B. Spiro pro se of counsel), for petitioner. Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General, White Plains, N.Y. (Jonathan R. Sennett of counsel), for respondents.

Submitted—June 25, 2014

DECISION, ORDER & JUDGMENT

Writ of habeas corpus in the nature of an application for bail reduction upon Kings

County Indictment Nos. 3592/13 and 8758/13.

ADJUDGED that the writ is sustained, without costs or disbursements, bail on Kings County Indictment Nos. 3592/13 and 8758/13 is granted in the sum of $7,000,000, cash, on condition that (1) the defendant shall surrender any and all passports he may have to the Office of the Attorney General and is prohibited from applying for any new or replacement passports;  (2) the defendant shall wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, with monitoring services to be provided by an entity approved by the Office of the Attorney General and paid for by the defendant;  (3) the defendant shall be allowed to travel only within the State of Maryland, except that he may travel outside the State of Maryland to attend court appearances in New York, and shall, at least 24 hours in advance of commencing such travel to New York, advise the monitoring service of the exact route he will take;  (4) any violations of the conditions set forth herein relating to the electronic monitoring of the defendant shall be reported by the electronic monitoring service provider to the Office of the Attorney General;  and (5) the defendant shall provide to the Office of the Attorney General, in a form approved by the Office of the Attorney General, an affidavit in which he agrees that if he leaves the State of New York and fails to return, he waives his right to oppose extradition;  and it is further,

ORDERED that upon receipt of a copy of this decision, order and judgment together with proof that the defendant has (1) deposited the sum of $7,000,000 cash bail, (2) surrendered any and all passports to the Office of the Attorney General, (3) arranged for electronic monitoring with an entity approved by the Office of the Attorney General, (4) provided the Office of the Attorney General with an affidavit waiving his right to oppose extradition, the Warden of the facility at which the defendant is incarcerated, or his or her agent, is directed to immediately release the defendant.

RIVERA, J.P., LEVENTHAL, AUSTIN and ROMAN, JJ., concur.

ENTER:

Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court

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