Here’s the Charge Sheet for the US Sailor Accused of Spying for China

Then-Lt. Edward Lin, a native of Taiwan, shares his personal stories about his journey to citizenship to 80 newly nationalized citizens at a ceremony in Honolulu, Dec. 3, 2008. (Photo by Sarah Murphy/U.S. Navy)

This story blew up over the weekend.

On Saturday, Virginian-Pilot, broke the story of the charges against the U.S. Navy officer, who remains imprisoned at Navy Consolidated Brig Chesapeake, Virginia, following an April 8 preliminary hearing in Norfolk.

Then on Sunday, Sam LaGrone, editor of USNI News, was the first to identify the officer as Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin.

As my colleague Hope Hodge Seck reported today at, Lin stands accused of espionage, attempted espionage, unauthorized communication of privileged information relating to national defense, and patronizing a prostitute.

Read the full charge sheet here.

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