Tuesday, April 22, 2008

former US army engineer accused of spying for israel

former US army engineer accused of spying for israelfrom voa: The Department of Justice says federal authorities arrested Ben-Ami Kadish, a U.S. citizen and mechanical engineer, on charges of taking part in a conspiracy to disclose national defense information to Israel.

former US army engineer accused of spying for israelKadish, formerly employed at the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center in New Jersey, is accused of taking classified material to his home, where an unnamed Israeli contact would photograph the documents. The espionage is said to have taken place between 1980 and 1985 Kadish Complaint (776kb PDF), and included material related to America's nuclear deterrent as well as major non-nuclear defense systems...

Kadish's alleged Israeli contact is believed to be the same handler who received information from convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a prison term for spying for Israel.

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