:: 3.23.2004 ::
Army backs off espionage charges; Yee found guilty of adultery
Yee was arrested last September in Florida as he returned from Guantanamo. Military authorities accused him in a court document of spying, mutiny, sedition, aiding the enemy and espionage, and told Yee's lawyers he could face the death penalty. Yee spent 76 days in a Navy brig but the Army failed to follow through with formal espionage-related charges.
I'm SO SURE the Army would drop legitimate charges of "aiding the enemy" during wartime. Whatever. I think they do owe him a huge apology, since they basically trashed his military career for having consensual sex with an adult. Not that I'm condoning adultery, of course (duh). From YahooNews.
Late on Friday, the Army dropped all criminal charges against the 36-year-old West Point graduate. The Army dropped six counts, including mishandling of classified information and lesser adultery and pornography charges.
Miami-based Southern Command said the decision to drop the charges stemmed from "national security concerns that would arise from the release of the evidence" against Yee.
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