Neil A. Lewis


Lewis, Neil A. "Charges Dropped against Chaplain." New York Times, 20 Mar. 2004. []

A statement released from U.S. Southern Command in Miami on 19 March 2004 says that the military is "dropping all charges, including one of mishandling classified information, against Capt. James J. Yee, the former Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."


Lewis, Neil A. "Imprisoned Scientist Sues U.S. Agencies." New York Times, 21 Dec. 1999. []

On 20 December 1999, Wen Ho Lee filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, against the FBI and the Justice and Energy Departments. The suit accuses "the three government agencies of violating the Privacy Act and selectively leaking 'misleading information.'"


Lewis, Neil A. "Key Senator Has 'Doubts' on Candidate for C.I.A. Job." New York Times, 12 Dec. 1996, A18 (N).

At an SSCI hearing on 11 December 1996, the departing committee chairman, Sen. Arlen Spector, "was forceful and persistent in expressing his distaste for Mr. Lake's being chosen" for the position of DCI. "I am especially concerned about [his] role in the issue of giving the green light for the Iranians to arm Bosnia," the senator stated.


Lewis, Neil A. "The Prosecution Case: Zigs and Zags of Spy Cases Put a Damper on Predicting." New York Times, 22 Feb. 2001. []

"The espionage case against Robert Philip Hanssen as outlined in a 100-page document from the F.B.I. looks as strong as can be, with investigators possessing computer disks, bundles of cash, a fingerprint and other incriminating evidence.

"But lawyers and others familiar with espionage prosecutions know that even the best cases can take legal twists and turns. The criminal complaint is also the beginning of a process in which Mr. Hanssen and the government will have to deal with many questions, the most important of which may be whether he will, in exchange for avoiding a death sentence, agree to tell intelligence officers what secrets he may have handed over to Moscow.... The espionage act under which Mr. Hanssen is charged provides for the death penalty in a variety of circumstances, including one in which the defendant is found guilty of disclosing the identities of agents who die as a result."


Lewis, Neil A. "Spy Cases Raise Concern on China's Intentions." New York Times, 10 Jul. 2008. []

Navy veteran Gregg W. Bergersen, Taiwan-born New Orleans entrepreneur Tai Shen Kuo, and Chinese intelligence officer Yu Xin Kang "are awaiting sentencing in a federal court for their involvement in ... the illegal transfer of information to China.... According to court papers and interviews, Mr. Kuo and his Chinese handlers ran what intelligence professionals call a 'false flag' operation on Mr. Bergersen ... making him believe that the information he was providing was going to Taiwan, an American ally, not Beijing." Nonetheless, FBI surveillance tapes "showed that Mr. Bergersen understood he was engaged in a serious crime."


Lewis, Neil A., and Thom Shanker. "Missteps Seen in Muslim Chaplain's Spy Case." New York Times, 4 Jan. 2004. []

"First held on suspicion of being part of an espionage ring, Captain [James J.] Yee, 35, was in the end charged with the far less serious crime of mishandling classified information. He was also eventually charged with adultery and keeping pornography on his government computer, both violations of military law."


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