Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Prosecutor Says Lee Sent Job-Seeking Letters.

Byline: Richard Benke The Associated Press

Feds Now Claim To Have Evidence

ALBUQUERQUE Investigators in the Wen Ho Lee case say they have located correspondence that shows some job-hunting letters the scientist sent drew responses from prospective employers.

Lee, 60, who pleaded guilty to one of 59 national security counts last week and was freed after nine months in jail, had been notified in 1993 that he was among hundreds of Los Alamos scientists facing potential layoffs. He wrote employment-seeking letters to several companies and institutions in the United States and abroad. The layoff threat abated in 1994, and Lee stopped writing those letters. …

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