Friday, March 18, 2011

Court-martial set in Espionage Case

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the court-martial for the Navy reservist accused of trying to sell classified documents has been set for May 19 at Norfolk Naval Station. Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Minkyu Martin, 22, of New York was arraigned Thursday afternoon at the base. He faces four counts of attempted espionage and 11 counts of mishandling classified information.

The Wall Street Journal cites to a warrant in the case as indicating that Martin accepted a total of $3,500 from an undercover agent in exchange for dozens of pages of documents that were classified as either secret or top secret. The warrant further states that in the initial meeting with the agent at a North Carolina hotel, Martin told the agent he would be a valuable source since we would one day work for the Defense Intelligence Agency.