Judge sets bond in Ludwig case

A Greenville, S.C., judge has set bond at $300,000 for John Gilbert Ludwig, Jr., charged with murder when his Maserati crashed through the home of William Frederick “Bill” Bardsley, killing him.

To leave jail, Ludwig must put up $30,000 cash. According to local TV reports, the prominent Greenville businessman's bond on the murder charge is less than the $1 million bond initially set on a previous burglary charge. That amount, however, was later reduced to $100,000.

Conditions of the bond include no contact with the victim’s family, no driving privileges, surrender of drivers license and passport, confinement to his home from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., and no transfer of assets of more than $10,000.


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