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Swiss reject Roman Polanski's third request for bail

For the third time, Swiss justice officials have denied Roman Polanski's request to be released on bail.

The famed director was arrested last month and faces extradition back to Los Angeles to be sentenced for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl more than 30 years ago.

Polanski, 76, said he will fight extradition, and his attorneys have been trying to get him out of a Zurich jail until Swiss officials decide on the U.S. request.

But the Swiss government has declared him a "high risk" for flight, in part because he fled the U.S. just before sentencing.

Swiss Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli told the Associated Press that Polanski made his latest request this week and that it was rejected.

Swiss officials have said that if Polanski is returned to L.A., he'd face as many as two years in prison.

-- Shelby Grad

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Three words: proven flight risk.

Fly him. Fry him. Forget him.

Let's hope he drags this out for a few more months. This part of his jail time is by his choice. Since he's still clearly trying to evade the law in California, let's hope this lends certainty to any charges he will be facing for fleeing justice.

Could the LA Times possibly let us know if he WILL be facing charges for escaping justice, and what those charges might be?

"I promise I won't skip bail." Roman Polanski

I am sorry, Mr. Polanski, but there is no bail for brutal child molesters who skipped out the last time they posted bail. Nor will we permit your pals Whoopi, Harvey and Gore to spring you.


Trying to BRIBE his way out of jail.....hopefully it won't work.


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