Village Bomb-Making Suspect Granted Bail

By Andrea Swalec on January 8, 2013 6:48pm 

MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — The new mom arrested for allegedly having bomb-making materials in her West Village apartment was granted bail and issued an electronic monitoring bracelet at her arraignment Tuesday.

Morgan Gliedman, 26, appeared pale and wide-eyed in court Tuesday, where her lawyers agreed to bail set at $150,000 bond or $75,000 cash, a requirement that Gliedman would wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, the surrender of her passport and participation in a 30-day drug treatment program followed by outpatient drug treatment.

She smiled as prosecutors and her attorneys agreed on the bail conditions. 

Gliedman left Manhattan Criminal Court with defense lawyer Gerarld Shargel and her father, Paul Gliedman, who all declined to speak with reporters. 

The Dalton School School graduate was busted Dec. 29 along with boyfriend Aaron Greene, 31 —who is being held without bail — when police searched her West Ninth Street apartment and found the highly explosive powder HMTD, a sawed-off shotgun and multiple rounds of ammunition, according to the criminal complaint.

Gliedman, who wore a dark brown sweater dress and still had on a hospital bracelet, has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon for alleged possession of the explosive powder and loaded fire arm.

The couple, who NYPD chief spokesman Paul Browne described as "admitted heroin addicts," were also found with sheets of paper with the cover page entitled "the terrorist encyclopedia," and instructions on manufacturing explosive materials and bombs, according to the complaint.

Shargel and Gliedman's father, Paul Gliedman, refused to speak with reporters.

During the same court appearance, Gliedman was arraigned for allegedly stealing two computers, two iPhones, a wallet and more — worth a total of $4,630 — from an East 31st Street apartment in February 2012.

According to a criminal complaint, Gliedman is accused of meeting someone in a bar Feb. 27, going home with him or her, and stealing an IBM ThinkPad, MacBook Pro, iPhone, $80 cash and three credit cards as the person slept.

She faces two counts of grand larceny for this incident.

Gliedman is due back in court Jan. 29 for the weapons charges and April 9 for her previous case.

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