PEOPLE LITMAN ODIERNO v. WARDEN OF MANHATTAN HOUSE OF DETENTION

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

The PEOPLE of the State of New York ex rel. Jack T. LITMAN on behalf of Ben ODIERNO, Petitioner-Appellant, v. WARDEN OF the MANHATTAN HOUSE OF DETENTION, Respondent-Respondent.

Decided: November 17, 2005

BUCKLEY, P.J., NARDELLI, WILLIAMS, GONZALEZ, McGUIRE, JJ. Litman, Asche & Gioiella, New York (Jack T. Litman of counsel), for appellant. Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney, New York (Morrie I. Kleinbart of counsel), for respondent.

Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Michael R. Ambrecht, J.), entered on or about July 13, 2005, denying the writ of habeas corpus and dismissing the petition, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

The habeas court properly determined that the bail court (Gregory Carro, J.) did not abuse its discretion in denying bail (see People ex rel. Lazer v. Warden, 79 N.Y.2d 839, 580 N.Y.S.2d 183, 588 N.E.2d 81 [1992] ).   The record supports the bail court's determination, based upon the factors enumerated in CPL 510.30(2)(a), that petitioner is a flight risk, given the severity of the crime charged (murder), the likelihood of a conviction and lengthy sentence, and the financial resources petitioner could use to facilitate flight, including property outside the jurisdiction.   This is not an appropriate case for granting bail under special conditions.   We have considered and rejected petitioner's remaining arguments.