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Judge sets conditions of release for doctor awaiting trial

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A local doctor awaiting trial on charges of theft, drug dealing and fraud can be released from jail if he posts $100,000 in cash bail and conforms to about a dozen other restrictions to keep him from fleeing.

Dr. Jeffrey Gottlieb has been in jail since May 1, awaiting trial on 236 counts of theft, drug dealing and Medicaid fraud. Prosecutors consider Gottlieb a flight risk because of his wealth and his professional credentials.

At a bail hearing Tuesday, Judge Elaine Andrews said if Gottlieb posted bail, he would have to live with a court-approved custodian, reliquish control of his assets, wear an electronic monitoring device, get rid of four guns he owns and surrender his passport.

Gottlieb's attorney agreed to the conditions.

A pretrial hearing is set for Aug. 23.



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