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Viet Tran granted pretrial release

Tran is charged with Dissemination of Intelligence Data.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Prosecutors and Viet Tran's attorneys met Thursday afternoon to determine if Tran's bond should be lowered.

The 21-year-old Tran is charged with Dissemination of Intelligence Data, a felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

On July 1, following a Black Lives Matter protest at the Iowa State Capitol, Tran showed a paper law enforcement used to arrest people, with police said in a criminal complaint was a confidential document.

A judge ordered pretrial release Thursday on a probation violation, which previously didn't have a bond amount set.

Tran will be monitored by a GPS bracelet and must adhere to pretrial release conditions.

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