by Christa Lollis
When Priya Ramnath entered the federal courthouse today, she and her attorney were hoping it would be the last day she would wear a prison uniform. "Today we were hoping that Judge Hines would take all the documentation and arguments of both the government and Priya Ramnath and make a decision on bail. That's what we were hoping for," Al Charanza explained. That's not what happened though. The judge listened but still needs more time to make a decision.
He told Ramnath he knew she was probably getting impatient. He also said that, "bail with extradition is an unusual benefit accorded to the accused". Her attorney thinks if this had all happened in the U.S. things would have been different. "She is being prosecuted for a crime that the UK has done a poor job in investigating, a poor job in seeking extradition and don't have enough evidence to say that a crime was committed and I don't believe any physician in the U.S. would be prosecuted for similar circumstances."