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Alleged embezzler in Iowa to stay in custody

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A federal magistrate says a man accused of stealing more than $1 million from a Des Moines business will remain in custody because he's a flight risk.

Randy Stringer, of Des Moines, was arrested Oct. 15 in Miami, a day after he was fired from DES Staffing, a temporary employee agency.

U.S. Magistrate Celeste Bremer ruled Tuesday that Stringer will remain in custody pending trial on a 34-count indictment. Stringer's attorney, Tim Ross-Boon, argued his client wasn't a flight risk.

Stringer is charged with 33 counts of wire fraud for allegedly sending money to Colombia and the Dominican Republic. He also faces one count that would require him to forfeit all assets found to have been obtained with stolen money.

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