The Michigan Daily-Saturday, May 20, 1978-Page 5
PAIR MAY FACE LIFE SENTENCES
Vietnam spies found
only motive was to work for nor- for five years.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP)-A jury in malization of relations between A key defense contention was that the
federal court convicted Ronald Washington and Hanoi. documents involved did not contain
Humphrey and David Truong late TRUONG IS THE sone of a man who true defense secrets but, as one defense
yesterday of spying for communist
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The jury of six men and six women
found the two guilty of six of the seven
counts in the indictment against them.
Each man could receive a sentence of
HUMPHREY, 42, is a former U.S. In-
formation Agency employee who was
accused of stealing sensitive documen-
ts and giving them to Truong, 32, a
Vietnamese expatriate who has lived in
this country for 13 years
The indictment accused the two of
stealing the documents to pass them on
to a courier for relay to Vietnames
diplomats in Paris. The courier was ac-
tually a paid informant for the CIA and
Humphrey's father, Louis, appealed
to Judge Albert Bryan as soon as the
verdict was announced: "May I take
my son's place in the jail tonight? He is
going to need the love of his family."
BOTH TRUONG and Humphrey were
arrested Jan. 31 and charged with con-
spiracy, espionage, stealing gover-
nment documents and failing to
register as foreign agents. Each of the
counts in the indictment carries
maximum penalties of from five years
to life imprisonment and in some cases
fines of up to $10,000.
Humphrey, who resigned his job in
mid-February, has been held in
Alexandria City Jail in lieu of $150,000
bond. Truong was released from jail on
April 14 after his sister and othefrien-
ds and charitable organizations posted
bail of $250,000.
Both have pleaded innocent, and each
testified in his own defense.
HUMPHREY SAID his only motive in
giving government documents to
Truong was his desire to gain per-
mission for his common law Vietnames
wife, Kim, and her four children to
leave Vietnam and come to the United
States. He testified that he had no idea
that Truong might be an agent of a
"I disgraced myself and my family
because of some bad judgment," Hum-
phrey testified. "I am not a spy. I am a
loyal American and I love my country."
Truong, who was working as an office
manager in nearby Washington at the
time of his arrest, maintains that his
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"I disgraced myself and my family because of sone
bad judgment. I am not a spy. I am a loyal American
and I love my country."
-convicted spy Ronald Humphrey
ran for the presidency of South Vietnam attorney put it, "just diplomatic chit
against then-President Nguyen Van chat." Both the defense and
Thieu. When the elder Truong was prosecution called expert witnesses to
narrowly defeated, he was arrested by testify on the value of the documents.
the Thieu government and imprisoned Morton H. Halperin, a former deputy
assistant secretary of defense and for-
mer staff member of the National
Security Council, said he found no
defense or security secrets in the
Hut the deputy director of the Defen-
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Brig.Gen. Hilly B. Forsman, said
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and others by clues.
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