Judge: John Goodman to remain on house arrest

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- John Goodman, the International Polo Club Palm Beach founder convicted of DUI manslaughter in connection with the death of University of Central Florida student Scott Wilson, will remain on house arrest.
 
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Colbath announced the decision on Wednesday afternoon.
 
Under the judge's order, Goodman would continue to wear an electronic monitoring device.
 
The judge, however, reduced his bail from $7 million to $4 million and removed twenty-four hour per day supervision by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies.
 
Last week, prosecutors argued during a hearing that Goodman was a greater flight risk because he had been convicted of the crime.
 
Colbath said he, too, had considered Goodman a flight risk.
 
Goodman, who surrendered his passport after his arrest, is not allowed to leave the United States or drive a vehicle.
 
He is, however, allowed to travel within Palm Beach County for meetings with his attorney, Doug Duncan, and for doctor's appointments.
 
"We are in the process of reviewing the Court's Bond Order we received late this afternoon," Duncan and attorney Scott Richardson said late Wednesday. "After completing our review we will pursue, if appropriate, all legal remedies which are available to any citizen to preserve and protect all of Mr. Goodman's constitutional rights."
 
Earlier this month, Colbath vacated his conviction and ordered a new trial after defense attorneys convinced him that juror Dennis DeMartin had hidden an ex-wife's DUI arrest during jury selection.
 
A jury convicted Goodman in connection with the death of Wilson in 2012.
 
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