AUO Execs No Longer 'Fugitives' After Bail Extended

Law360, New York (December 6, 2012, 8:25 PM EST) -- A pair of AU Optronics Corp. executives convicted of conspiring to fix prices on liquid crystal display panels are no longer "fugitives" after a California federal judge on Wednesday acknowledged they may avoid jail while their motions to remain on bail pending appeal await consideration.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, who had referred to the convicted men as "fugitives" while paperwork seeking their extended bail purportedly remained in limbo, conceded that the rules of Ninth Circuit procedure governing release in criminal cases automatically allow AUO President...
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