House arrest for lawyer in $400M fraud case

By: By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer
By: By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge says a prominent New York lawyer accused of defrauding investors of more than $400 million can be freed under house arrest.

Judge Jed Rakoff on Thursday lifted financial requirements that had forced Marc Dreier to remain jailed.

Last month, a magistrate judge had required that Dreier produce $10 million in cash or property to secure a $20 million bail.

Dreier was arrested in early December on charges that he cheated hedge funds out of more than $400 million.

Prosecutors had asked that he remain jailed until trial, saying he was a high risk to flee.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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