Stephen House’s attorney, Scott Forster, filed a motion for bond just days after House was found guilty on eight counts of violating a person’s civil rights by making false traffic stops and four counts of filing false police reports while he was with Homeland Security.
Forster requested that House be released on bond to spend time with his family until he is sentenced
“He has family support which was shown by members of his family who continually were at the trial of this case,” Forster said in his motion. Forster also argued that House was released on bail when he was initially arrested.
House’s hearing will take place Thursday before federal Judge Robert L. Vining in U.S. District Court.
Forster, whose practice is based out of Calhoun, withdrew as House’s attorney earlier this week. House has retained Marcia G. Shein, a federal criminal lawyers based out of Decatur.
According to a March indictment, House made eight illegal traffic stops between July 28, 2006, and April 15, 2009, using his federally issued vehicle. He was charged with violating the civil rights of seven victims and filing four false reports. He was found guilty on all 12 charges.