Indicted Judge, R. Cletus Maricle granted bail pending Federal Trial on vote fraud charges

U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves denied the requests of the U.S. Attorney to keep Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle and Charles Wayne Jones, the county’s Democratic election commissioner in jail while they await trial on various election fraud charges.


The Judge ordered that they should have restrictions on their movement and contacts, in the form of a home incarceration with electronic monitoring, a ban on discussing the case with anyone except through their attorneys, and limits on their visitors and on telephone and computer use.  They also must keep a log of their visits and calls, Reeves said.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Wier said in a separate order that on Friday he would announce additional release conditions for Maricle.

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