- Associated Press - Monday, June 2, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Prosecutors in 2012 didn’t protest when a judge granted bond to an alleged drug kingpin who disappeared on the day he was convicted in Detroit federal court.

A recording obtained by The Detroit News (https://bit.ly/1n41l4a ) shows there was more discussion about whether Carlos Powell should be prohibited from drinking alcohol while awaiting trial.

Magistrate Judge Mark Randon gave prosecutors an opportunity to ask that Powell be held without bond. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Cares (CARE’-us) said an electronic monitor and other conditions were enough.

Powell and two others have been missing since May 12 when they didn’t return to court to hear a guilty verdict. Authorities seized more than $21 million during the drug investigation.

The judge released the audio to the newspaper. Randon now is a bankruptcy judge.



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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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