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Fort Bragg Soldier Not Guilty of Espionage

Posted December 23, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— The verdict in the U.S. Army's case against Pfc. Eric Jenott was four-and-a-half hours in the making. Jenott was found not guilty of espionage and of giving unauthorized information to a Chinese citizen, but guilty of damaging government property and computer fraud.

Jenott has also been ordered out of the Army.

His brother, Logan Jenott, says the soldier has mixed emotions about the verdict.

As part of Jenott's discharge, he is being reduced to the rank of Private and must forfeit all of his pay.