John Goodman case update: Bond hearing date reset to December 18

Polo mogul accused of destroying ankle monitor

John Goodman will remain in Palm Beach County Jail until at least Dec. 18, after Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath on Monday rescheduled a hearing concerning the convicted polo mogul's appellate bond.

Goodman, 49, was expected in court on Nov. 26, but his attorneys requested the delay because of a scheduling conflict.

Prosecutors are preparing to ask the judge to permanently revoke Goodman's $7 million bond, which followed his May sentencing to 16 years in prison for DUI-manslaughter. A jury found him guilty of driving drunk and causing a February 2010 crash that killed Scott Wilson, 23.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies said Goodman on Oct. 10 destroyed his ankle monitoring device with a handheld mirror, while on guarded house arrest at his Wellington mansion. He was booked in the county jail immediately after the incident.

Attorneys for Goodman — heir to a Texas manufacturing fortune and founder of International Polo Club Palm Beach — said the ankle monitor broke accidentally.

In September, Goodman's legal team appealed his conviction on several grounds, including improper court rulings, prosecutorial misconduct, and a juror's drinking experiment during deliberations.

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