Monday, November 30, 2009

‘High Flight Risk’ Polankski Granted $4.5M Bail

“Dog” the Bounty Hunter may have to learn a little French and change his name to “Le Chien.”

Convicted sex with a child offender and bail-jumper, Roman Polanski, finally arrested in Zurich after 32 years and headed for extradition to Los Angeles, has cut a deal with a Swiss court to make bail there.

The international fugitive would make bail on a negotiated $4.5 million, though the Oscar-winning director (“The Pianist”) would perhaps skedaddle back to France, who has never considered extradition to the U.S. as they consider him an adopted cultural hero.

Polanski will have to pay cash for whatever percentage agreed on with his bailbondsman, in the U.S. about 10 percent. He would then move to a Swiss chalet under house arrest while the Swiss decides if it will appeal the bail decision to their Supreme Court. They have 10 days to do so.

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