Judge delays decision on releasing alleged bomber

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PHOENIX -- A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether to release one of two alleged white supremacists charged in a 2004 bombing that injured a black city official in Scottsdale.

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U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow said at yesterday's hearing in Phoenix that 58-year-old Daniel Mahon has a right to attend the court hearing, agreeing with his lawyer and prosecutors. Mahon remains in custody in Illinois and his attorney wants him brought to Arizona for the next hearing, set for July 28.

An Illinois magistrate ordered Mahon's release on a $50,000 cash bond last week, but federal prosecutors appealed the decision.

Daniel Mahon and his twin brother Dennis Mahon are charged with conspiracy to damage buildings and property by means of explosive.

They live in Davis Junction, Ill.

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