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Nuclear Scientist Lee Arrested

December 10, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Fired scientist Wen Ho Lee was indicted today for removing nuclear secrets from a secured computer at the Los Alamos weapons lab where he worked, government officials said.

FBI agents immediately arrested Lee at his home outside of Los Alamos, N.M., and he was being taken to Albuquerque for an initial appearance later today before a federal magistrate, said FBI Special Agent Doug Beldon.

The indictment remained sealed and Justice Department officials declined to comment.

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