Accused Boeing Secrets Thief Denied Bail For Now

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 6:35 PM EST) -- A former contractor for a Boeing Co. unit that develops U.S. military drones cannot be released from custody before his trial over a trade secrets charge unless his mental health improves, a federal judge in Washington state ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge James P. Hutton denied Stephen Marty Ward’s motion for bail, handing a victory to prosecutors who fought to keep the former Insitu Inc. contractor in custody.

Ward pled not guilty Dec. 16 to one count of trade secrets theft stemming from allegations that he...
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