Lindauer: No Trial

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More than four years after she was arrested for allegedly conspiring to act as a spy for Saddam Hussein, ex-Seattle journalist Susan Lindauer has been found incompetent to stand trial on such charges - again. New York federal Judge Loretta Preska yesterday issued her ruling on the former P-I writer based on the testimony of psychiatrist Stuart Kleinman, the AP reports.

It's unclear if this now ends the Lindauer saga. But prosecutors have reportedly been looking for a good excuse to drop charges that many observers considered unwarranted and an overreaction to Lindauer's sometimes strange actions. In court, Keleinman confirmed that Lindauer has long had a serious mental disorder that includes grandiose delusions.

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