Judge sets bail for plastic surgeon at $100,000 cash

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A Westchester County judge set bail for a Long Island plastic surgeon facing multiple weapons charges at $100,000 cash or $500,000 bond.

A day after appearing at Tuckahoe Village Court, Matthew Bonanno was back before a judge at the Westchester County Courthouse.

The 47-year-old surgeon was arrested last week outside a Tuckahoe bar after a bystander allegedly overheard him threatening to kill his ex-wife and her family.

When police looked inside Bonanno’s car parked outside his ex-wife's Tuckahoe home, they found an arsenal of weapons. A search of Bonanno's homes in Mount Pleasant and on Long Island turned up more of the same.

Bonanno's ex-wife was in the courtroom, but had nothing to say as she left the courthouse. Other family members also had no comment.

Bonanno's lawyer is not happy with the amount of bail set by the judge. "A $100,000 cash or $500,000 bond is tantamount to no bail. It just goes from remand to the equivalent of remand. It is completely extraordinarily high bail for weapons charges,” says attorney Paul Gentile.

If Bonanno makes bail, the judge ordered him to surrender his passport, and wear an electronic monitoring device.

Authorities in Nassau County are also expected to file weapons charges against Bonanno.

His case is expected to be heard by a grand jury on Friday.


 

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