Judge sets bail for Yonkers woman in Russian spy case
(AP) - A judge has granted bail to one person accusedof spying for Russia and denied bail to two others after aprosecutor warned the defendants had plenty of helpers in the U.S.to help them flee.
Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis ruled Thursday after 90 minutes ofarguments at a bail hearing in New York.
The magistrate said Vicky Pelaez a Spanish-language journalistwho lives in Yonkers, New York, could be freed on $250,000 bailplus house arrest as soon as Tuesday.
Ellis denied bail to Richard and Cynthia Murphy of Montclair,New Jersey. A bail hearing was postponed for Juan Lazaro, Pelaez'husband.
Prosecutors said earlier Thursday that Lazaro told authoritiesthat Juan Lazaro is not his true name and that he passed letters toRussian intelligence.