Soldier found not guilty of espionage
December 23, 1996
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (CNN) -- A U.S. Army private was cleared Sunday of espionage charges but was convicted on lesser charges and given a bad-conduct discharge.
Eric Jenott was sentenced to three years in prison by a military jury after he was found guilty of damaging government property and computer fraud.
Prosecutors had argued that Jenott broke into Pentagon computers and passed a secret password to a Chinese national. The conviction will be automatically appealed.
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