FAS Note: The following text was released by attorneys for Wen Ho Lee on September 11, 2000.

Factual Basis for Plea of Dr. Wen Ho Lee

On a date certain in 1994, I used an unsecure computer in T-Division to download a document or writing relating to the national defense (File 14) onto Tape L. I knew at the time that my possession of Tape L outside the X-Division perimeter was unauthorized and that, under Los Alamos National Laboratory directives, I was not permitted to have Tape L outside the X-Division perimeter. I retained Tape L and did not deliver it to an officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive Tape L.