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April 11, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
All six Marine guards posted at the American Consulate in Leningrad are being returned home for questioning as part of the wide-ranging investigation into embassy security breaches, Pentagon and State Department officials said Friday. The reassignment of the Leningrad sentries--the first such action outside Moscow--comes amid indications that at least one more Marine guard soon will be arrested in the expanding sex-for-secrets case.
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May 21, 1987 | GAYLORD SHAW, Times Staff Writer
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.
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April 9, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and MARIA L. LA GANGA, Times Staff Writers
A third Marine guard has been arrested on suspicion of espionage as a result of the widening investigation stemming from security breaches at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Defense Department officials said Wednesday. Sgt. John Joseph Weirick, 26, has been accused of spying while assigned to guard duty at the American consulate in Leningrad in 1981 and 1982, Pentagon spokesman Robert Sims said. Weirick, who also had worked briefly as a sentry at U.S.
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April 11, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
All six Marine guards posted at the American Consulate in Leningrad are being returned home for questioning as part of the wide-ranging investigation into embassy security breaches, Pentagon and State Department officials said Friday. The reassignment of the Leningrad sentries--the first such action outside Moscow--comes amid indications that at least one more Marine guard soon will be arrested in the expanding sex-for-secrets case.
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May 21, 1987 | GAYLORD SHAW, Times Staff Writer
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.
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April 10, 1987 | Associated Press
The Pentagon and State Department said today they are recalling and replacing the six Marine guards posted at the U.S. consulate in the Soviet city of Leningrad. The move, which follows the arrest earlier this week of a former consulate guard on charges of espionage, follows a similar move to replace the 28-man guard force at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The removal of the embassy guards is expected to begin next month.
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April 12, 1987 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The official news agency Tass on Saturday accused members of the Marine security guards at the U.S. Embassy of "wild carousing" with women, liquor, drugs and pornographic films at American facilities here. The accusations appeared two days before Secretary of State George P. Shultz (a Marine captain in World War II) is to arrive for high-level discussions on arms control.
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July 3, 1987 | MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writer
The Marine Corps announced Thursday that it has charged another former guard at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow with a variety of potentially serious security violations, but it did not suggest he was linked to a spy ring that reportedly operated there in 1985 and 1986. Sgt. Kenneth J. Kelliher, 22, of the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale, will appear Monday in Quantico, Va.
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April 8, 1987 | Associated Press
A third former Marine security guard has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the Soviet Union, and the probe of security breaches now includes the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the American consulate in Leningrad, the Pentagon said today. The Marine, Sgt. John Joseph Weirick, was arrested Tuesday and is now confined to the brig at Camp Pendleton, Calif., said Robert Sims, the Pentagon's chief spokesman.
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April 12, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, escalating the espionage dispute with the Soviet Union, declared Saturday that the United States' relations with Moscow cannot improve unless such activities are ended. Capping a week of charges and countercharges that have stemmed from the discovery that the Soviet Union gained access to some of the most secure facilities in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Reagan charged that "the Soviets have gone beyond the bounds of reason."
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April 9, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and MARIA L. LA GANGA, Times Staff Writers
A third Marine guard has been arrested on suspicion of espionage as a result of the widening investigation stemming from security breaches at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Defense Department officials said Wednesday. Sgt. John Joseph Weirick, 26, has been accused of spying while assigned to guard duty at the American consulate in Leningrad in 1981 and 1982, Pentagon spokesman Robert Sims said. Weirick, who also had worked briefly as a sentry at U.S.
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April 9, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
U.S. officials investigating security breaches at the American Embassy in Moscow believe that the KGB deliberately targeted two Marine guards for sexual entrapment, in part because they were both members of minority groups. Some officials also believe that the Soviet intelligence agency was spurred to penetrate the Marine guard contingent by a U.S. plan prepared in early 1985 to strengthen security at the embassy by dismissing half of the facility's nearly 190 Soviet employees.
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