An associate of former U.S. Rep. David Rivera is seeking release on bail while awaiting trial on charges of violating federal campaign finance laws. 


A hearing is set for this afternoon in Miami federal court for 44-year-old Ana Alliegro. 


She was arrested in Nicaragua in March.  Her attorney is requesting house arrest.


Prosecutors say she's a flight risk.

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