GRAND RAPIDS (WOOD) - Though an appeals court recently reinstated some of his convictions in the 2007 disappearance of a Saranac man, Raogo Quedraogo may remain free on bond.
Ouedraogo was convicted in 2011 of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping resulting in death of Donald Deitz.
Grand Rapids federal Judge Janet Neff threw out that verdict, saying the government's case was weak.
But an appeals court overruled her earlier this month, reinstating the convictions on two counts of conspiracy. Ouedraogo will be sentenced for those crimes.
Prosecutors asked that Oeudraogo be jailed in the meantime. But Neff said he has been free for 18 months without concern, federal court documents confirm. He lives with his wife and children and has a job. He also doesn't have a passport and has traveled out of state only to New Jersey and New York.
She ruled he may remain free pending sentencing.
The main defendant, Rami Saba, is serving a prison sentence of more than 30 years.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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