UN Bribe Suspect Gets $2M Bail Package After Testy Hearing

By Pete Brush (October 9, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge granted a $2 million bail package to Dominican U.N. Representative Francis Lorenzo on Friday over the strenuous objections of a prosecutor who said the suspect accused of paying bribes on behalf of a billionaire real estate developer has an "extreme" incentive to flee, a vast array of contacts and plenty of hidden money.

But Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman noted that the 48-year-old Lorenzo, a naturalized U.S. citizen with multiple passports who apparently has been suspended from his official role representing the Dominican Republic, is not accused of violent crimes.

"I don't think this is a case...

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