Swiss Reject Polanski’s Bail Again

Authorities consider director a flight risk, reject higher offer.

Last Updated: October 30, 2009 @ 4:20 PM

Swiss authorities rejected a new higher offer of bail from imprisoned director Roman Polanski, saying Friday they still think the risk is too high that he would flee the country.

Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli said the offer was not made in cash and failed to address concerns that the 76-year-old filmmaker would flee Switzerland as he awaits a decision on whether he will be extradited to the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

Read more at the Associated Press.