Accused FBI Spy NPR's Barbara Bradley reports on a delay in a preliminary hearing for accused FBI spy Robert Hanssen. He'll have a detention hearing Monday at which federal authorities will ask a judge to keep him in jail. But they won't file an indictment until at least May 21, giving both sides more time to prepare. People experienced in espionage cases say the delay helps the defense, but also gives prosecutors more time to absorb the information they have so far, and work on ways to use evidence without revealing secret sources.

Accused FBI Spy

Accused FBI Spy

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NPR's Barbara Bradley reports on a delay in a preliminary hearing for accused FBI spy Robert Hanssen. He'll have a detention hearing Monday at which federal authorities will ask a judge to keep him in jail. But they won't file an indictment until at least May 21, giving both sides more time to prepare. People experienced in espionage cases say the delay helps the defense, but also gives prosecutors more time to absorb the information they have so far, and work on ways to use evidence without revealing secret sources.