Search warrant is issued to U.S. Navy sailor for selling secret papers

Warrant says Bryan Minkyu Martin exchanged $3,500 with an undercover FBI agent for classified documents

Published December 6, 2010 7:42PM (EST)

A search warrant says a U.S. Navy sailor stationed at Fort Bragg sold classified documents to someone he thought worked for a foreign government.

The warrant, unsealed Friday in federal court, says 22-year-old Navy Reserve Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Minkyu Martin of Mexico, N.Y., accepted $3,500 from an undercover FBI agent.

According to the warrant, Martin gave the agent dozens of pages of documents that were either secret or top secret. The case was first reported by The Fayetteville Observer.

Martin has not been charged. He's being held in Norfolk, Va.

Paul O'Donnell, a spokesman for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, says the agency does not believe Martin was able to pass any classified information to foreign agents.

By Associated Press

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