Michail Sorodsky, a Brooklyn man accused of practicing medicine without a license and abusing patients under anesthesia, has won bail — sort of. The court set bail at either $11 million cash or $33 million bail bond. The constitutional question is whether an $11 million bail is the same as a denial of bond.
Sorodsky, 62, is accused of practicing without a license since at least 1995 and sexually abusing at least eight female patients under anesthesia. The original bail was $1 million in cash and later reduced to $500,000. However, the electronic bracelet contractor reported evidence of tampering with the system. That allegation and new victims led to the bail, which is higher than the bail given Bernard Madoff.
Given the tampering allegation, it will be hard for Sorodsky to challenge the bail decision given the discretion of the court.
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