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Levandowski is in court. He’s in a suit, not handcuffed. (he’s tall!)
DOJ listing the counts and max penalty.
Levandowski, through his lawyer, pleads not guilty on all counts.
DOJ: “Government believes there is a serious risk of flight.”
But believes that there are conditions that can be met (eg, that he doesn’t have to be held in pretrial custody).
“We’re not arguing danger but we’re arguing risk of flight.”
"He is a dual citizen."

"He voluntarily surrendred both of his passports to the FBI on Aug 15 but there is nothing that the US can do to prevent him from applying for a new passport."

"France does not extradite his own citizens."

“He is extremely wealthy.”
“We have a high level view of his assets, but the gov has struggled to reconcile the information that’s been thus far with the public information about payments to him.”
“As we stand here today we don’t have great visibility into the overall picture of the defendant’s finances."
"We’re saying a $2M secured bond"

"We would like this def to wear an ankle monitor until all the property has reached final conditions in this matter.”

"Come back on Sept 4 so we can reach a complete bail package at that point."
Def attorney Ismail Ramsey agrees that the ankle monitor is appropriate, and that Levandowski can’t fly while he’s wearing it as it will lose GPS connectivity.
Ramsey: “he had criminal counsel engaged even before the referral.”

“he has traveled overseas and has always returned.”

Says Levandowski is not a flight risk.
Voluntarily surrendered his passports to the government, which responded that the lawyers should keep them. Later, DOJ wanted the passports, which were promptly delivered to FBI.
Ramsey: “We contacted the govt and we told them that an arrest was not necessary and said that he would self-surrender."
“Even without knowing 100% that there was an indictment, Mr. Levandowski went to the federal budiling in SF to surrender to the marshals without knowing whether there was an arrest warrrant."
Responsee from USAO was “don’t self-surrender.”

“When Mr. Levandowski was on the verge of turning himself in, we were told not to.”

Says that it was because USAO wanted to hold a presser (today) in SJ.
Ramsey is trying to illustrate that Levandowski isn’t a flight risk.
“We are happy to provide more information about his finances."
“there’s additional information that the government reasonably wants to see. we’re prepared to provide that information."
“he proactively went to the marshals and was on the doorstep of turning himself in and was told ‘no, wait.’"
This is Levandowsk’s attorney, speaking now:
“Mr. Levandowski has repreatedly shown by actions and words that he plans on addressing this in court."
Judge Cousins: "I’m going to review with the propused assurities."
Judge is agreeing with the conditions for release.

He’s lightly admonishing DOJ for highlighting a couple of cases brought up of defendants that flee—pointing out that there are far many more where people don’t.
The sureties are being brought forward. Essentially collatoral.

Bond of $2M to ensure that Levandowski will return to court.
Judge telling Levandowski that he cannot commit any crimes or obstruct any investigation during this pretrial period.
DOJ: “passports are in FBI custody and FBI will tender them to pretrial services."
Judge Cousins orders that Levandowski not apply for any additional passports or other travel documents. Also ordered not to posess a gun.

Travel restricted to NDCA (Monterey to Oregon), EDCA (with notice to pretrial services), and with advance notice elsewhere in US.
Levandowski says he understands and agrees to the pretrial conditions.
Next hearing is 9/4 at 11am.
US District Judge Lucy Koh will be the trial judge.
Judge adds condition requiring that Levandowski not set foot in any airports.
That’s it.

Levandowski hearing over.
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