A United States Navy officer has been charged with spying and passing sensitive information to possibly China and Taiwan.

US Navy Officer Accused Passing Sensitive Information To Possibly China, Taiwan

The suspect is named as Laieutenant Commander Edward Lin. He is Taiwan-born and later became a naturalized US citizen. He was assigned to the Navy headquarters for Patrol and Reconnaissance Group.

In the charge sheet the officer has been accused of twice communicating secret information and thrice attempting of doing the same to a representative of a foreign government that is believed could be used for the advantage of a foreign nation.

However, the document does not mention the name of the country or countries involved.

It is believed the information would have given advantage to Taiwan and China but as of now the US official stresses investigation was still under process.

The US official added the suspect was also accused of engaging in adultery and prostitution.

Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said as of now they are not aware of any such case.

The Taiwan’s Defense Ministry as well as Foreign Ministry too said the same.

A Navy profile article in 2008 writes Lin and his family left Taiwan when he was fourteen years old. They traveled halfway around the world and stopped in various countries, adapting new cultures quickly.

In the article Lin is learned saying, “I always dreamt about coming to America, the ‘promised land… I grew up believing that all the roads in America lead to Disneyland.”

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A United States Navy officer has been charged with spying and passing sensitive information to possibly China and Taiwan. The suspect is named as Laieutenant Commander Edward Lin. He is Taiwan-born and later became a naturalized US citizen. He was assigned to the Navy headquarters for Patrol and Reconnaissance Group. In...