Polanski in Jail Until at Least Friday

Swiss authorities say $4.5 million bail must be paid in full before release.

Last Updated: December 1, 2009 @ 11:21 AM

Swiss authorities say Roman Polanski will be held in jail until at least Friday because he needs more time to pay his $4.5 million bail.

Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli says Polanski won’t be placed under house arrest at his Alpine chalet until the full bail is received.

Gallil said Tuesday that the payment was expected in the next couple of days, and that all other conditions have been satisfied for Polanski’s house arrest with an electronic monitoring bracelet.

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