• US ‘entrapped’ Navy officer accused of espionage


    WASHINGTON: A Navy officer facing espionage charges for allegedly handing military secrets to Taiwan and China was entrapped in a “nefarious scheme” by government agents, his lawyer argued in a testimony made public Thursday. Prosecutors say Lieutenant Commander Edward Lin—a decorated Navy veteran—committed a string of offenses including espionage, mishandling classified information and failing to follow lawful orders. He is also accused of adultery and using a prostitute.



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