U.S. Navy officer charged with spying, possibly for China, Taiwan

April 11, 2016 5:14 AM

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U.S. Navy officer charged with spying, possibly for China, Taiwan

WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy officer with access to sensitive U.S. intelligence faces espionage charges over accusations he passed state secrets, possibly to China and Taiwan, a U.S. official told Reuters on Sunday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the suspect as Lieutenant Commander Edward Lin, who was born in Taiwan and later became a naturalized U.S. citizen, according a Navy profile article written about him in 2008.

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