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Sailor gets 12 years in espionage case

From Times Wire Reports

A Navy petty officer was sentenced to 12 years in prison for stealing a military laptop and peddling its contents to a foreign government.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ariel J. Weinmann, 22, admitted guilt to espionage, desertion, larceny and destruction of government property before a military judge at Norfolk Naval Station this week.

Officials had accused Weinmann of passing classified information to representatives of undisclosed foreign governments in Austria and in Mexico.


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