Capt. James Yee was released


Captain James Yee was arrested for taking classified material from the U.S. prison for terrorist suspect was released from custody November 25 and will allow him to return to duty as the base chaplain in Fort Benning, Georgia. Yee, 35, was arrested in September for alleged taking classified material from Guantanamo and improperly transporting it. His arrest was reported in September, October, and November.

Although Capt. Yee was released, there are new charges which include making a false statement, storing pornography on a government computer and having sexual relations outside marriage, which violates military law.

The Uniform Code of Military Justice classifies adultery as a punishable offense, U.S. Southern Command said. No other information was provided on the pornography allegation.

Yee will face an Article 32 hearing, the military equivalent of a grand jury or preliminary hearing, in Georgia. (Source: Paisley Dodds, Associated Press; Neil A Lewis, The New York Times, Nov. 26, 2003).



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