Money launderer to be monitored electronically

July 09, 1996|By Caitlin Francke | Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF

Money launderer Philip Manglitz will remain free until his September sentencing but must wear an electronic monitoring device and report to a probation officer once a week, a federal judge ruled yesterday.

U.S. District Judge Herbert Maletz laid out the restrictions during a hearing in federal court in Baltimore yesterday. He also increased the Glenwood developer's bond to $1.3 million.

Federal prosecutors -- concerned that Manglitz might flee before his sentencing -- had wanted to revoke the Glenwood developer's bond, sending him into custody. Defense attorneys argued that Manglitz needed to stay at home to take care of his two school-age children, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Kay.

Manglitz, 48, was convicted of money-laundering and drug conspiracy charges last month. He faces as much as life in prison for his role in a drug ring that imported three tons of marijuana from California for a decade.

Pub Date: 7/09/96

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