Brooks released from jail, sent to guarded confinement
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Standardbred owner David Brooks, arrested last October on several charges, including securities and tax fraud, was released from prison Thursday by a
According to published reports, Brooks will go to an apartment at an undisclosed location, where he will be under armed guard 24 hours a day. Visitation rights will be severely restricted, and he will be able to leave the premises only for court appearances and doctor appointments.
As part of the agreement, Brooks posted a $400-million personal recognizance bond that was co-signed by his brother, Jeffrey, his ex-wife, Terry, and two of his children. The bond is secured by $48 million in assets. Brooks also surrendered his passport.
A pretrial hearing is expected to be held later this month, with the trial likely to begin in about six months.
Court documents have also revealed that Brooks recently sent $4 million to tribal holy men in