DENVER (AP) -- A street ministry pastor accused of posing as a U.S. Marshal and handcuffing and robbing a man he lured to a Denver motel says he has a substance abuse problem and wants treatment.
Michael Todd Abromovich (Ah-BRA'-mah-vitch) made the request through his attorney as he sought to reduce his $75,000 bond during a hearing Thursday. His attorney said he had little ability to make bond but the judge only reduced it to $65,000, though he gave Abromovich credit for acknowledging his problem.
Prosecutors argued against releasing him because they say he has four previous felony convictions. Abromovich said none of his previous offenses were violent and the latest was seven years ago.
He worked at Set Free God's House, a Colorado Springs ministry for the homeless and people suffering from addiction.