A Long Beach securities trader will remain in jail during his trial on charges that he threatened the lives of regulators, a federal judge ruled Thursday afternoon in Central Islip.
Vincent McCrudden, 49, is accused of encouraging others to hurt certain regulators in a web posting and with threatening in an e-mail to kill an official of the National Futures Association.
Defense attorney Bruce Barket of Garden City argued that McCrudden has never come close to acting on any of the "inappropriate" things he's written over the years, and denied that his client even wrote the threatening email.
But Judge Denis Hurley said the threats were too specific and violent to ignore.
"If he's released, I have a fear he'll carry through on these threats," Hurley said.
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