A fired CIA employee charged with espionage and extortion is being held without bail after a prosecutor said the former overseas operative discussed selling other secret information to foreign governments.

U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan denied Douglas Fred Groat's bail request Thursday, saying details offered by prosecutors "are far beyond a generalized fear" that Groat could flee or pose a risk to the community.Prosecutor Ron Walutes said Groat knew more secret information than he was accused of having disclosed, and that he had applied for a passport in February.

"We have a tape of him saying he was considering using this passport to go abroad . . . (for) the marketing of this classified information to foreign governments," said prosecutor Ron Wa-lutes.