Leon Houston filed a public petition to counter the government’s contention that he posed a threat to the community.
“Clifford Leon Houston is not a flight risk,” the petition said. “Clifford Leon Houston will be present for any and all court appearances imposed by the court.”
Defense attorney Mike Whalen introduced the document at Houston’s sentencing hearing on March 4.
More than 100 names were listed on the petition, which also called for Houston’s release from federal custody.