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Federal Judge to Review Wen Ho Lee Bond Ruling

HeadlineDec 27, 1999

A federal judge in New Mexico will consider today whether it’s proper to keep Wen Ho Lee in jail. The fired Los Alamos scientist is charged with 59 counts under the Atomic Energy and Espionage Acts. The charges allege he transferred classified material from secure to unsecure computers and to computer tapes. The bond hearing is scheduled today and tomorrow before U.S. District Judge James Parker in Albuquerque. Parker will review a ruling that orders Lee to be held without bond until his trial. That could be up to a year away. Earlier this month, the federal magistrate ruled that releasing Lee on bail would pose a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States. Lee faces life in prison, if convicted.

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