US Navy Officer, a Chinese Immigrant, Charged With Spying

REUTERS — 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 said on Sunday.

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

A redacted navy charge sheet said the suspect was assigned to the headquarters for the navy’s patrol and reconnaissance group, which oversees intelligence collection activities.

The charge sheet redacted out the name of the suspect and the navy declined to provide details on his identity.

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