Ex-Anglo Irish Bank chief facing charges seeks bail in US

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BOSTON (AP) — The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank who is facing fraud and other charges in Ireland has asked a U.S. judge to release him on bail while he awaits an extradition hearing.

The Boston Globe reports that David Drumm told a federal judge in Boston on Friday that he is not a flight risk and would not abandon his family. He asked for home confinement with electronic monitoring so he can continue working.

Federal prosecutors argued that Drumm is a flight risk who can marshal "significant resources" and has not cooperated with Irish authorities.

The judge didn't immediately rule.

Drumm left Ireland and moved to the Boston suburb of Wellesley in 2009.

Irish criminal investigators accuse Drumm of conspiring to conceal massive losses at Anglo Irish Bank from shareholders.