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  • Espionage

    Facing allegations of stealing government property, use of a controlled substance, and espionage while aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, a Lance Corporal of Marines could have been sentenced to life in confinement. After the Article 32 hearing, all espionage charges were withdrawn and dismissed by the command. Later, the Lance Corporal and command struck a pre-trial agreement in which he would plead guilty to the drug charges at a special court-martial but enter pleas of not guilty to all other charges. The Lance Corporal was later discharged from the Marine Corps with an other-than-honorable discharge.
    (Healy, 2010)