New Trial Date Set for Man Charged with Stealing U.S. Secrets

Roy Lynn Oakley
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Knoxville (WVLT) Knoxville attorney Herb Moncier will get four and a half more months to prepare the defense for a maintenance worker accused of trying to steal U.S. government secrets from the East Tennessee Technology Park.

At a pre-trial conference for Roy Lynn Oakley, U.S. Magistrate H. Bruce Guyton changed the trial date to February 12th, 2008.

Oakley, who lives in Roane County, is accused of taking broken pieces of pipe used in the enrichment of uranium from the old K25 site.

Moncier says the broken pieces of pipe Oakley's accused of taking, were going to be thrown away.

Moncier has also filed a request to delay pre-trial deadlines in the case, due to the length of the Knox County Sunshine Law Lawsuit.

Moncier is representing some of the private citizens who are plaintiffs in the case.