Wen Ho Lee,

59, Taiwan-born American Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist, was virtually exonerated in Aug. of stealing coveted secrets about the design and construction of the U.S.'s nuclear arsenal when he accepted a plea bargain from the federal government. He pled guilty to the felony charge of improperly downloading classified data and agreed to reveal why he did so. In return, the government dropped the other 58 counts of illegally downloading classified data from the computers at the Los Alamos weapons lab. He had served nine months in prison, mostly in solitary confinement.