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Goldman man in theft case

<div>A FORMER Goldman Sachs computer programmer is facing trial over claims that he stole secret trading codes from the firm and published them on a German website.<br /><br />Sergey Aleynikov, 39, was arrested last week and yesterday saw his bail set at $750,000 (&pound;461,000) over charges of &ldquo;theft of trade secrets&rdquo;.<br /><br />Authorities have not yet confirmed that the theft was from Goldman, but Aleynikov&rsquo;s lawyer issued a statement saying that his client had not planned to sell the information or to use it in a way &ldquo;contrary to my employment agreement with Goldman Sachs&rdquo;.<br /><br />Aleynikov, a Russian living in New York, was arrested by FBI agents on Friday after landing at Newark Liberty International airport.<br /><br />He was accused of stealing the codes, which are used in complex automated stock and commodities trading, but insists that he had only intended to download &ldquo;open source&rdquo; files and had accidentally included the secret codes.<br /><br />Aleynikov, who earned $400,000 a year, worked at Goldman for a month between May 2007 and 5 June, when he left to join an automated trading firm, the FBI Said.<br /><br />A preliminary hearing has been set for 3 August.</div>