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Grace to stay in jail until sentencing

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Posted: Mar 6, 2012 3:35 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Mar 6, 2012 5:57 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: george, grace, jail, sentencing, conviction, wbrz, baton, rouge

BATON ROUGE - A judge ruled today former St. Gabriel mayor George Grace will stay in jail until his sentencing hearing for a federal racketeering conviction.

The judge made the decision during a detention hearing today. Prosecutors said Grace was a flight risk because he owned property in Uganda and had money in that country's banks.

Defense attorneys denied he would flee prosecution and argued that a reasonable bond should be set. Grace cried on the stand and asked the judge to let him see his family before his sentencing in July.

Stephanie Ryan will have more from federal court tonight on News 2 at 5 and 6.

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