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Date of Issue: June 25, 2008

Bond reduction denied in Cramer home invasion

A bond reduction request by lawyers for the two suspects in the April 17 home invasion in Anna Maria involving former City Commissioner Linda Cramer was denied at a bail reduction hearing June 11.

 Suspects Christopher Drescher and Michael Gambuzza had asked the court to lower their current bond of $175,000 each to a lesser amount.

The two men were formally charged on June 6 by prosecutors with one count each of home invasion and robbery, a first-degree felony, and one count each of false imprisonment, a third-degree felony. Drescher and Gambuzza have entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

The case returns to court on July 9 for a management hearing, but no trial date has yet been set.