Saturday, March 8, 2008

Ward breached court monitoring rules

Former KGO-AM host Bernie Ward violated his "electronic monitoring schedule" and then initially lied about his whereabouts to federal agents, according to a court document posted online by The Smoking Gun. Ward, who is charged with sending and receiving child pornography, appeared before federal Magistrate Maria Elena James, who "strongly admonished" him but didn't revoke his $250,000 bail, according to the document. His bail includes a curfew, restrictions on his contacts with children and a requirement that he only use one computer in his home, which is being monitored by the government. Ward, 56, is charged with sending and receiving child pornography and his trial is set for June. Ward was fired in December, a month after the charges came to light.

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