SIX YEARS IN SLAMMER FOR STUPID NAVAL
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A stupid and reckless Naval officer is going to spend the next six years behind bars - he's already served some 650 days locked up - all because, he says, he wanted to "impress" a woman he yearned to make his "girlfriend."
LCDR Edward Lin told authorities: "I get physically ill when I think about the damage I could have caused from my actions . . . I'm exhausted and broken in spirit. The best thing I can do now, is serve as a cautionary tale to others."
Lin is lucky he was able to cut a plea bargain with prosecutors. The NCIS initially thought they might have an espionage case on their hands when they arrested the flight officer in 2015 as he was preparing to depart Honolulu airport for a vacation trip to China.
HAD BEEN FLIGHT OFFICER
The married officer had the hots for an Oriental female he met online and sought to have a sexual relationship with. The woman was really working for the FBI, but pretending to be ready and willing to become Lin's mistress. Her cover story to Lin was she was a school teacher in an unhappy marriage.
The Taiwanese-born Lin told the NCIS he grabbed up some "classified" but not secret Navy documents to "impress" the future gal pal with. He didn't care that she might well have been a Chinese spy. His mind was on other things.
The former flight officer aboard a SIGINT Lockheed Martin E-P3E Aircraft had been charged with two counts of espionage, adultery and patronizing prostitutes. He is scheduled to be sentenced this Friday, and besides getting six years in the slammer, will be dismissed from the Navy and lose all pay and allowances.
He also should go down in the record books as one of the dumbest officers in the history of the Navy - and that covers a long time and a lot of territory.
|NAVY LCDR ARRESTED FOR ESPIONAGE - COULD
BE BIGGEST SPY CASE SINCE JOHN WALKER
ALLEGED RAT NAMED EDWARD LIN - BEING HELD
AT NAVAL BRIG IN CHESAPEAKE, VA - TAIWANESE-
BORN OFFICER CHARGED WITH SPYING FOR CHINA
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