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Judge Rules Charged Hutaree Members Can Be Released Until Trial


Judge Victoria A Roberts ruled in U.S District Court in Michigan's eastern district that the Hutaree members don't present a flight risk, and that the government failed to prove that they present enough of a danger to the community to be held until trial.

"Due to the complexity of the case, and the number of defendants, defendants say they could be in jail for a long time, awaiting trial," Roberts wrote.

The defendants will be released under the following conditions, among others:

  • They'll be confined to home detention with electronic monitoring and curfews.

  • They must surrender licenses to carry or buy firearms.

  • They'll be subject to drug testing.

  • They can't drink alcohol.

  • They must seek or maintain employment.

Here's the ruling:

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