A federal judged today denied a bond motion for a Detroit-area doctor at the center of a female genital cutting case.
This motion would have allowed Dr. Jumana Nagarwala to be placed under house arrest. Instead, Nagarwala remains at the Wayne County Jail.
Shannon Smith, Nagarwala’s attorney, says the judge denied the motion because her client's international connections maker her a flight risk.
“But the court really left the door open that if we’re able to come back in with some different ideas, he may reconsider,” Smith said.