US soldier in Alaska apologizes in espionage case

An Alaska-based soldier who has admitted to attempted espionage says he’s sorry for his actions.

Spc. William Colton Millay of Owensboro, Ky., faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty in March to attempted espionage, soliciting another to commit espionage and communicating national defense information.

Colton was the last witness called Monday during the sentencing part of his trial Monday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

Prosecutors say he gave classified information to a female FBI undercover agent who posed as an agent for the Russian government

The classified data included information on how to circumvent U.S. devices used to set off roadside bombs.

Prosecutors say that in exchange, Millay received $3,000 and a prepaid disposable cellphone.

The panel is to receive the case for sentencing deliberations late Monday.