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Edward Lin Will Serve 6 Years for Mishandling Classified Information, Not Reporting Foreign Contacts
US Naval Institute ^ | June 2, 2017 7:45 PM Updated: June 5, 2017 1:54 PM | Sam LaGrone

Posted on 08/20/2018 10:39:29 AM PDT by Zhang Fei

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. — A Navy officer who pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information and not reporting foreign contacts will serve 6 years of confinement and will be dismissed from the Navy, a military judge ruled in a Friday sentencing hearing.

Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin, 40, was sentenced to a nine-year sentence with the last three years suspended as part of a pre-trial agreement with the government. Along with a 646-day credit for time served in pre-trial confinement, Lin could be released from the brig in about four years.

He pleaded guilty last month to mishandling classified information, not reporting foreign contacts and putting U.S. destinations on leave requests when he had planned to leave the country.

n exchange for admitting to the lesser charges, Lin did not face two instances of espionage and three instances of attempted espionage, which were the most serious charges the government preferred last April.

Instead, the government charged Lin under Federal law in communicating secret information with a U.S. citizen who worked for Taiwanese political party and an undercover FBI agent.

“While this case didn’t turn out to be related to foreign intelligence — not really a ‘spy’ case — the sentence sends a strong message to the force about taking care to safeguard classified and sensitive information,” Rob “Butch” Bracknell, a former Marine and military lawyer, told USNI News on Friday.”It also invites comparison to other more high profile classified and sensitive information cases in Washington, and it may be fair criticism that senior folks are handled with kid gloves compared to rank and file personnel.”

Lin, by his own admission before a military judge, was sloppy with handling classified information and arrogantly attempting to impress women with information he knew.

“I get physically ill when I think about the damage I

(Excerpt) Read more at news.usni.org ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; edwardlin; taiwan; usn
The denouement of the Edward Lin espionage case. Lonely sailor brags to random women he meets, gets 6 years in the brig.
1 posted on 08/20/2018 10:39:29 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

By this standard, Killary should serve 50 consecutive life sentences.


2 posted on 08/20/2018 10:41:52 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: Zhang Fei

Wow. If he got 6 years, then I bet Hillary will get 600 years!

[chortle] Sometimes I crack myself up.


3 posted on 08/20/2018 10:42:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The MSM is in the business of creating a fake version of reality for political reasons.)
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To: Zhang Fei

He should have changed his name to C_Lin_ton.


4 posted on 08/20/2018 10:42:58 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them)
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To: Zhang Fei

There will not exist two systems of justice in this country. Either the people’s representatives deliver justice to the Clinton/Obama cabal, or the people, themselves will. It would be better for all concerned if it were the former.


5 posted on 08/20/2018 10:49:50 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: Zhang Fei

There is no justice in our “justice” system. HilLIARy obama and Kerry are all still walking free


6 posted on 08/20/2018 10:53:11 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ( "Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Ha! You win the Best post of the day award!


7 posted on 08/20/2018 10:54:17 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ( "Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Zhang Fei

What’s happening with Hillary?


8 posted on 08/20/2018 11:00:36 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Zhang Fei
Rob “Butch” Bracknell, a former Marine and military lawyer, told USNI News on Friday.”It also invites comparison to other more high profile classified and sensitive information cases in Washington.

That’s pretty flowery language. Why doesn’t the dude just cut to the chase, and come right out and say it? The Hildebeast got away with criminal activities, that none of the rest of us could. I have nothing but utter contempt for that wench.
I wish the president would go on national TV, and mention this incident.

9 posted on 08/20/2018 11:00:53 AM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

He should have changed his name to C_Lin_ton.

That is funny... and sad, but true.


10 posted on 08/20/2018 11:03:44 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("When they go low, we go spy." - Hillary Clinton campaign slogan)
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“While this case didn’t turn out to be related to foreign intelligence — not really a ‘spy’ case — the sentence sends a strong message to the force about taking care to safeguard classified and sensitive information,” Rob “Butch” Bracknell, a former Marine and military lawyer, told USNI News on Friday.

Which begs the question of hildabutchbitch and her 'care and safeguarding of classified and sensitive information'.

Two sets of laws.

11 posted on 08/20/2018 11:06:02 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Kill all mooselimb, terrorist savages, with extreme prejudice! Deus Vult!)
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To: NohSpinZone
By this standard, Killary should serve 50 consecutive life sentences.

One without benefit of parole would make me smile.

12 posted on 08/20/2018 11:14:37 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: kaehurowing

“What’s happening with Hillary?”

We will know when she is indicted.


13 posted on 08/20/2018 11:19:03 AM PDT by Blue House Sue
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To: Blue House Sue

This dude should have used the ol’...I didn’t mean to break the law..deal. It works for some people.


14 posted on 08/20/2018 11:25:45 AM PDT by shelterguy
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Trump should serve notice to Sessions that he will pardon this guy in one week and all such cases in the future until a special prosecutor is appointed to investigate Hillary’s security violations and the FBI and justice department handling of her case


15 posted on 08/20/2018 12:05:32 PM PDT by alternatives? (Why have an army if there are no borders?)
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No pardon for this guy! He must be punished as should Shilleerie Klintoon.


16 posted on 08/20/2018 12:41:03 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist ( (Be Nice To Your Kids. They Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home))
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To: alternatives?

“Trump should serve notice to Sessions that he will pardon this guy in one week and all such cases in the future until a special prosecutor is appointed to investigate Hillary’s security violations and the FBI and justice department handling of her case.”

OMG - the barrels of ink and electrons expended by the TDS-afflicted “journalists” if this were to happen can’t even be imagined. Total head-splodey factor for the lib-progs...


17 posted on 08/20/2018 12:47:54 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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