- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on a criminal case against a former Honeywell International Inc. employee (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

A defense attorney says it’s too early to assess allegations that a former tech worker met with FBI agents pretending to be Mexican cartel members interested in buying access to a location-tracking system.

Defense attorney Loyd Tate says an FBI statement included with a criminal complaint charging Robert Jeremy Miller of Phoenix with computer fraud provides scant details on who allegedly said what or what they did.

The FBI statement says Miller was arrested Friday after allegedly demonstrating with the undercover agents how to log into a satellite-based system that corporate and government customers of Honeywell International Inc. use to track aircraft, vehicles and vessels.

Court papers say Honeywell in February terminated Miller as a senior project management specialist responsible for administering the satellite tracking system.

A judge on Monday ordered that Miller remain in custody pending a detention hearing Wednesday.

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10:35 a.m.

A former Honeywell International Inc. employee is charged with computer fraud for allegedly meeting with FBI agents pretending to be Mexican cartel members interested in buying access to a location-tracking system.

A criminal complaint filed in federal court says Robert Jeremy Miller of Phoenix was arrested Friday after meeting with the undercover agents and allegedly demonstrating how to log into a satellite-based system that corporate and government customers of Honeywell use to track aircraft, vehicles and vessels.

Court papers say Honeywell in February terminated Miller as a senior project management specialist responsible for administering the satellite tracking system.

A judge on Monday ordered that Miller remain in custody pending a detention hearing Wednesday. His defense attorney didn’t immediately return a call for comment on the allegations.

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