Los Angeles, CA asked in Military Law for District of Columbia

Q: 1. would a military officer be in violation of military clearance laws should they have contact/paid by foreign govt.

In regards to breeches of military security clearance laws (which laws apply) and what immediate actions should be taken. If an officer has/is having extensive contact with and been paid money by a hostile foreign government and their agents:

1. should that officer/official immediately lose clearance?

2. Should aforesaid person be detained until an investigation were to be concluded?

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Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
  • Military Law Lawyer

A: This would certainly trigger a suspension of a security clearance and investigation by military authorities. There are numerous federal laws and UCMJ articles that can be applied to espionage cases.

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