Update: Chaplain Yee Cleared of All Charges, Reprimand Reversed

April 15, 2004

Source: CNN


On April 15, 2004 CNN reported, "A Muslim Army chaplain who had been embroiled in an espionage probe was given a clean slate after a general overturned an adultery and pornography reprimand, the one remaining blemish on his record after the dismissal of criminal charges. Capt. James Yee had been the target of an investigation of suspected espionage at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, where the military is holding suspected Islamic terrorists. But Yee was ultimately prosecuted on far less serious charges, which were thrown out last month. Yee went on to contest the reprimand, and Gen. James T. Hill, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, ruled in his favor Wednesday. Hill decided that the punishment will not go on Yee's military record."