Sunday, April 21, 2024

Japan-Based Sailor Convicted Of Attempted Espionage At Court-Martial In San Diego

Alex Wilson at the Stars and Stripes reports on the court-martial of an American sailor of attempted espionage. 

A sailor accused of giving classified information to an unidentified foreign government was convicted Friday during a general court-martial at Naval Station San Diego. 

Chief Petty Officer Bryce Pedicini (seen in the above photo), a fire controlman who had been assigned to the Japan-based guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins, was found guilty of attempted espionage, failure to obey a lawful order and attempted violation of a lawful general order, according to a statement from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. 

“This guilty verdict holds Mr. Pedicini to account for his betrayal of his country and fellow service members,” NCIS director Omar Lopez said in the statement. “Adversaries of the United States are unrelenting in their attempts to degrade our military superiority.” 

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Japan-based sailor convicted of attempted espionage at court-martial in San Diego | Stars and Stripes

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