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The Nation

An Army warrant officer accused of spying for the Warsaw Pact has waived his right to an Article 32 hearing, a grand jury-type proceeding, and will face an immediate court-martial starting next week, the service said. The case has been referred to trial as a “non-capital case,” meaning if convicted the maximum punishment would be life in prison, the Army added. Warrant Officer James W. Hall III, 30, of New York City, was arrested Dec. 21 near Savannah, Ga., after allegedly admitting to an FBI undercover agent that he had been passing classified intelligence information to the Soviets and East Germans for the past six years.


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