No Spy Rap vs. Muslim Chaplin?
Army investigators are leaning toward filing slap-on-the-wrist charges versus a Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay who was investigated for espionage, a military source told the Daily News yesterday. The "handful" of minor charges against Capt. Yousef Yee could be leveled by next week and are not expected to include the more serious allegations of spying, sedition or aiding the enemy, according to the source familiar with the probe.
"It’s very weak," the military source said, saying the charges are likely to be related to dereliction of duty and disobeying a general order. "It’s nothing compared to espionage or anything like that."
Yee, 35, who was raised in Springfield, N.J., and graduated from West Point, was caught up in a growing spy scandal at the ultrahigh-security Camp Delta, where about 660 AlQaeda and Taliban suspects are being held. The chaplain was collared by suspicious Customs Service inspectors at the Jacksonville, Fla., Naval Air Station on Sept. 10. Diagrams of cells and names of detainees and their interrogators were allegedly found in Yee’s luggage, law enforcement sources said. Officials at the Army’s Southern Command, which oversees the Yee probe led by counterintelligence agents, declined to comment yesterday.
Ok, either the charges against him were overblown by the press, he’s cut a deal, the PC crowd is forcing a coverup, or all of the above.

Posted by: Steve 2003-10-10