August 8, 1987 |
Marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree, a former guard at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he funneled U.S. secrets to the Soviets. Lonetree's pleas were entered by defense attorney Michael Stuhff on the 13th day of Lonetree's court-martial, the first of a Marine charged with espionage. According to rules of the military justice system, the formal pleas to 13 counts that Lonetree faces were not entered until a series of pretrial motions were dealt with, Stuhff said.
April 17, 1987 |
A pretrial hearing for a former Marine embassy guard accused of spying ended Thursday with an unexpected defense motion to continue the proceedings until next month. Defense attorneys for Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree said they had requested--and received--a continuance after receiving new evidence from investigators. William M. Kunstler, one of the lawyers, indicated the evidence was provided in response to a defense discovery motion. But Kunstler and a colleague, Michael V.
July 28, 1987 |
A lawyer for Marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree asked the military judge at his client's court-martial Monday to suppress two damning statements Lonetree made to authorities who investigated the sex-for-secrets scandal. The statements, one made on Christmas Day, 1986, in Vienna and the other later that winter during a five-day interrogation in London, should not be admitted at trial because Lonetree was improperly advised of his rights against self-incrimination, defense attorney William M.
July 30, 1987 |
The State Department was warned four years ago that security problems existed at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow but nothing was done about the situation, a retired Marine officer told Congress on Wednesday. David Mabry, a retired colonel who was formerly commander of the Marine security guard battalion that supplies guards for U.S. embassies, said he issued the warning in August, 1983, after he visited Marines at the Moscow embassy.
August 12, 1987 |
Marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree betrayed his country because he loved a Soviet woman and wanted revenge for the U.S. government's treatment of American Indians, a military prosecutor said Tuesday. "In his statements, he admits what is obvious--that he was helping the Soviet Union," Marine Maj. David L. Beck said in opening statements at Lonetree's court-martial for espionage.
July 25, 1987 |
A military judge Friday rebuffed moves by lawyers for Marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree to put the Naval Investigative Service on trial at the espionage court-martial of the former Moscow embassy security guard. Defense lawyer Michael V. Stuhff asked during the third day of Lonetree's court-martial that the prosecution be required to turn over documents and records from the agency that spearheaded the massive inquiry into the sex-and-spy scandal.
May 21, 1987 |
The Marine Corps, encountering more problems in prosecuting embassy guards for security breaches, announced Wednesday that a former guard suspected of espionage is being released from the Camp Pendleton, Calif., brig because the military statute of limitations has expired in his case. But the corps said it would seek to discharge Sgt. John J. Weirick, who was a security guard at the U.S.
March 25, 1987 |
A Queens, N.Y. , Marine who guarded the U.S. Embassy in Moscow with accused Soviet spy Clayton J. Lonetree has been detained by the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va. , on suspicion of espionage and related crimes, the corps said Tuesday. The detention lent credence to early suspicions that Lonetree, a Marine sergeant who guarded embassies in Moscow and Vienna before being arrested last December, might have been part of a wider Soviet-run spying operation within the embassy at Moscow.
July 23, 1987 |
The espionage court-martial of Marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree opened Wednesday with defense lawyers attacking as "incompetent and corrupt" the military's investigation of the spy scandal involving the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Lonetree's trial is the first to result from allegations that Soviet agents penetrated the nation's most sensitive diplomatic installation by compromising members of the elite unit of Marine embassy guards.
January 15, 1987 |
Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger expressed concern Wednesday over what he called "potentially a serious set of losses" involving an espionage case in which a Marine guard was reportedly seduced by a Soviet woman employed at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. "Preliminary indications are that it is quite serious," Weinberger said of the case of Marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree, now held in solitary confinement at Quantico, Va.