Judge denies bail reduction for man accused of terrorism-related crimes


A judge denied reducing bail for Nicolai Mork, the Las Vegas man accused of terrorism-related crimes, whose bail will remain at $8 million.

Mork, 40, was arrested after detectives found materials in his home, they say, were strong enough to penetrate a military tank. Prosecutors say Mork planned to blow up several locations.

Mork was already facing firearms and explosives charges from an arrest in December.

Mork’s attorney contends that his client is overcharged and poses no threat to the community. He claims his client was using the chemicals in his home for target practice.

Prosecutor Jake Villani says evidence shows Mork committed other crimes for which he hasn’t been charged.

Judge Jennifer Togliatti denied Mork’s motion after watching a video that allegedly shows him hitting a woman. She called Mork the “trifecta of risk to the community.”

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