Bond set at $500k for gymnastics coach

January 2, 2009 5:32:18 PM PST
The gymnastics coach accused of inappropriately touching students in DuPage County was in court Friday for a bond hearing. On Friday, a judge ste Michael Cardamone's bond at $500,000.

Last month, Cardamone was transferred back to DuPage County from a state prison. He was convicted three years ago but was granted a new trial back in March after an appellate court overturned that conviction, granting him a new trial.

A judge denied a request to let Cardamone out of jail on bond for the holidays.

The Daily Herald reports Cardamone also now faces new perjury charges in a separate harassment case. But that was not confirmed by the DuPage County state's attorney.