Mark Bote Appears in Federal Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 18, 2013|
DENVER—Mark Michael Bote, the man charged with false information and threats while aboard a Frontier Airline Flight that landed in Denver last Friday night, appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver this afternoon. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer. Magistrate Judge Shaffer found that Bote was eligible for court-appointed counsel and ordered the court to appoint an attorney to represent the defendant at no cost. James Allison, the Assistant U.S. Attorney representing the government, who is also the chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, notified the court that it will be asking that the defendant be held without bond pending a resolution of this case. The magistrate judge scheduled the detention hearing to decide that issue, as well as a preliminary hearing to determine if there is probable cause that the defendant committed the crimes alleged for Thursday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m. Until that hearing, Bote will remain in federal custody under the control of the United States Marshals Service. The Marshals will determine where the defendant will be held pending that hearing.