These so-called espionage cases are often used as a political tool to shift focus from domestic issues. Generally the truth doesn't matter. People will lose their interest quickly before the case reaches court. Few ever cared Wen Ho Lee was innocent, because he's a Chinese American (from Taiwan as well).
"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will." -- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"