A Michigan doctor who’s accused of performing genital mutilation surgery on girls will be released from federal custody on a $4.5 million unsecured bond with strict conditions. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala is currently awaiting trial on female genital mutilation charges.
The bond is believed to be the largest ever set in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Michigan and carries strict conditions governing her release.
If Dr. Nagarwala violates the terms of her bond or fails to appear for court, she and her husband would face the forfeiture of their Northville home. Seventeen individuals who are guaranteeing her bond would be required to satisfy the remainder of the $4.5 million if she fails to comply with the terms of her release.