09 de julio de 2020
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
Hispanic World

Judge raises Weinstein's bail for tampering with ankle bracelet

New York, Dec 11 (efe-epa).- Harvey Weinstein will have to put up a total of $5 million in bail, a considerable increase over the $1 million he has been required to put up so far, for having violated the terms of his bail, the judge overseeing the case - James Burke - ruled on Wednesday.

 Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives to New York State Supreme Court for a hearing related to his upcoming trial on charges of rape and sexual assault in New York on 26 August 2019. EFE/EPA/JAMES KEIVOM

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives to New York State Supreme Court for a hearing related to his upcoming trial on charges of rape and sexual assault in New York on 26 August 2019. EFE/EPA/JAMES KEIVOM

New York, Dec 11 (efe-epa).- Harvey Weinstein will have to put up a total of $5 million in bail, a considerable increase over the $1 million he has been required to put up so far, for having violated the terms of his bail, the judge overseeing the case - James Burke - ruled on Wednesday.

The decision comes after last Friday a Manhattan prosecutor accused the Hollywood producer - who is awaiting trial for sexual abuse - of not properly using the ankle monitoring bracelet he is obligated to wear so that law enforcement authorities can know his whereabouts.

The system consists of two parts: a bracelet that the accused must wear on his ankle at all times and a signaling device, which allegedly Weinstein has left repeatedly at his home.

According to prosecutors, Weinstein was not able to be located on at least 56 different occasions, a problem that his attorneys attributed to technical difficulties.

The District Attorney's Office had warned that Weinstein could flee in a private jet to another country under these circumstances, and they asked for an increase in his bail as a result.

According to sources within the District Attorney's Office, although he could simply put up the $5 million in cash to be allowed to remain on monitored release, Weinstein has the option of providing a $50 million bond insured at 10 percent or putting up $2 million through a bail bondsman.

In addition, Weinstein must turn in his passport and may not travel outside the United States, and he must report any travel outside the states of New York and Connecticut.

Weinstein, 67, came to a Manhattan court for the bail hearing dressed in a suit and using a walker.

According to his attorneys, the producer has back problems resulting from a traffic accident he was in last August that will require surgery this week.

Weinstein's trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 6 and he is facing possible life in prison if convicted of up to five pending counts of sexual abuse, criminal sexual conduct and rape involving three women.

The film producer, whose alleged sexual abuse was at the center of the birth of the #MeToo movement, has proclaimed his innocence and has said that any sexual contact he had with his accusers was consensual.

Weinstein's defense attorney Donna Rotunno said her client never intentionally violated the terms of his bail and blamed "technical glitches" like dead batteries and the lack of cell towers near his home in Bedford, New York, as the reasons why connections with his monitor were interrupted.

"It has nothing to do with any manipulation of the bracelet," Rotunno told reporters later, although she did admit that Weinstein forgot to take the tracking device with him on a trip to Manhattan.

Histórico de noticias
Mastercard Helps Small Latin American Businesses Leap into E-Commerce

Miami, July 8th (EFE).- Mastercard - the global technology company in the payments industry - announced a new digital platform with local and regional...

At least 7 dead, 40 injured when gasoline truck burns on Colombia highway

Barranquilla, Colombia, Jul 6 (efe-epa).- At least seven people died and 40 were injured on Monday when a tanker truck filled with gasoline flipped over and...

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: July 6

Miami Desk, Jul 6 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:

Texas, Florida hospitals on verge of collapse while Trump does nothing

Washington, Jul 6 (efe-epa).- Some hospitals in the states of Texas and Florida are on the verge of having no additional beds for coronavirus - or any other...

Trudeau will not visit Washington to hail USMCA pact with Trump, AMLO

Toronto, Jul 6 (efe-epa).- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not travel to Washington this week to meet with US President Donald Trump and Mexican...

Too-early reopening responsible for Covid-19 spikes in US

Washington, Jul 5 (efe-epa).- Local officials in the US states hardest hit by the renewed Covid-19 spikes - including Florida and Arizona - on Sunday are...

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: July 2

Miami Desk, Jul 2 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:

US puts brakes on economic reopening as daily infection tally hits new high

By Jairo Mejia

Plastic curtain allows relatives to hug quarantined elderly in Sao Paulo

By Carla Samon Ros

Three snapshots of Venezuela's ongoing crisis

By Ron Gonzalez

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: July 1

Miami Desk, Jul 1 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:

US buys up almost all Remdesivir to treat COVID-19

Washington, Jul 1 (efe-epa).- The United States, the world epicenter for the coronavirus with more than 2.6 million cases and a death toll of 127,000, has...

Weinstein victims to receive $19 mn in settlement

New York, Jul 1 (efe-epa).- Dozens of women who were sexually abused and harassed while they were working for now-convicted US film producer Harvey...

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: June 30

Miami Desk, Jun 30 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:

US considering another stimulus package amid huge pandemic challenge

By Alfonso Fernandez

Fauci: US could quickly jump from 40K to 100K daily Covid-19 cases

Washington, Jun 30 (efe-epa).- The top US government epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, on Tuesday warned that the number of newly detected daily...

Ex-Pemex chief arrested in Spain agrees to be extradited to Mexico

Mexico City, Jun 30 (efe-epa).- Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero reported Tuesday that the former director of Mexico's state-run oil company...

Black Lives Matter protesters set up camp in New York

By Jorge Fuentelsaz

More than 100 arrested for vandalizing statues amid US protests

Washington, Jun 29 (efe-epa).- More than 100 people have been arrested for vandalizing statues and monuments amid the protests against racism and police...

Supreme Court overturns Louisiana law restricting abortion

Washington, Jun 29 (efe-epa).- The US Supreme Court on Monday overturned a law that would have severely restricted access to abortion in Louisiana, dealing...

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: June 28

Miami Desk, Jun 28 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:

LGTB+ groups cancel marches due to pandemic, but not demands for equality

International Desk, Jun 28 (efe-epa). - The coronavirus pandemic forced the worldwide LGTB+ community to cancel in-person marches and Gay Pride parties on...

No new Florida COVID-19 record set, but Miami infections keep rising

Miami, Jun 28 (efe-epa).- After two consecutive days of setting new records for newly detected coronavirus infections, the daily number of cases confirmed...

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: June 25

Miami Desk, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: