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Accused U.S. Spy to Iraq Could Face Death Penalty

April 20, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Government lawyers told a federal judge they will seek the death penalty if they win a criminal conviction against a retired Air Force master sergeant on charges he tried to spy for Iraq, Libya and China.

The government accused Brian Patrick Regan, 39, of creating a "grave risk of death" to U.S. military pilots patrolling the no-fly zone over Iraq. Regan allegedly intended to sell Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein secret details about American satellites that could help Iraq hide its antiaircraft missiles.

Regan has pleaded not guilty to the charges in federal court.

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