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Taiwan-Born U.S. Navy Officer To Plead Guilty In Spying Case

Officials say he will enter a guilty plea, but not to spying

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A U.S. Navy officer born in Taiwan who was accused committing espionage has struck a deal with the U.S. government. Lt. Cmdr Edward Lin agreed on Thursday to plead guilty to charges of mishandling classified information, communicating defense information, lying about his leave destination and failing to report foreign contacts, but not to spying involving Taiwan or China. Lin’s attorneys are currently working on a deal with a Naval court in Norfolk, VA.

Lin left Taiwan at the age of 14 and enlisted in the Navy in December of 1999. He then went to OCS in May of 2002 before attending the Navy War College in Rhode Island and serving two years in Washington on the staff of the assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management and comptroller. Before his arrest, he was assigned to the Special Projects Patrol Squadron at Kaneohe, Hawaii.

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Joshua Raymond-Castro

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