Philadelphia lawyer and accused swindler Michael Kwasnik was turned over to New Jersey law enforcement authorities Tuesday by federal marshals in Philadelphia and taken to the Camden County Jail, where he was being held on $1 million bail.

Kwasnik was arrested in Dothan, Ala., last month following his indictment by a New Jersey grand jury on charges of stealing $1 million from an elderly Cherry Hill widow. Law enforcement authorities said they consider Kwasnik a flight risk and they've asked that his bail be raised to $5 million.

"We are continuing to investigate the alleged fraudulent schemes of Michael Kwasnik," said Stephen J. Taylor, director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. "While we do, we want Kwasnik sitting in jail in New Jersey where he belongs. We are asking that his bail be raised in light of his evident attempts to flee."    - Chris Mondics