A U.S. judge on Monday denied a motion by Goldman Sachs Group Inc to quash a request for personnel information on a former computer programer accused of stealing trade secrets from the firm.

Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan federal court ordered the firm to provide the programmer's lawyer with documents from the personnel file of Sergey Aleynikov, who faces criminal charges of stealing Goldman code used in trading.

The lawyer subpoenaed Goldman for the file last week and the firm submitted a motion to quash the request.

(Reporting by Grant McCool; Editing Bernard Orr)