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Trial for Accused Spy Set Earlier Than Expected

April 23, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A federal judge set an unexpectedly quick trial date in the death-penalty case of a retired Air Force master sergeant accused of plotting to spy for Iraq, China and Libya.

U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee's decision to delay the trial for Brian Patrick Regan, 39, for just two more weeks until June 3 surprised federal prosecutors, who were hoping for a November trial.

The FBI arrested Regan Aug. 23 as he was boarding a flight to Zurich via Frankfurt. Authorities said he carried codes referring to satellite images of missile launchers in Iraq and China.

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