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June 01, 2009
NEW YORK - A judge spared an 85-year-old former U.S. Army engineer any prison time for passing secret documents to the Israelis in the 1980s but said it remains a mystery why such a grave assault on national security took 23 years to prosecute.
U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III on Friday scolded Ben-ami Kadish for letting the Israelis steal classified documents between 1979 and 1985 from the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, N.J., where he worked.
"It was a mistake. It was a misjudgment," he said. "I thought I was helping the state of Israel without harming the United States."
The judge told him that it was difficult to dismiss his conduct as a simple error in judgment but that it would serve no purpose to send him to prison since he was so old and in poor health and because the government had drastically reduced the seriousness of the charges, which initially could have been punishable by death.
"This was not one mistake," the judge said. "This was over many years."
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
or Canada for that matter
Our metro systems here(subways), their stations all have cameras now.
The company that made the cameras and installation is an israeli company that has spied several times in the past.
A company called Verint got the contract for video surveillance of Montreal’s mass transit system. The company has several relationships with telecom companies known to be fronts for israeli intelligence.
And Verint's parent company is Comverse, who's founder is Jacob Alexander, a former Israeli intelligence officer. Amdocs and Odigo are also affiliated with Verint.
Originally posted by Riviera
It's one of those 'we know already' kind of situations. The Israelis don't even want to bother wasting time trying to cover any of this up so they are being bold. They are getting bolder as time passes; warning or not I can see Israel not bothering to let the US in on their attack plans on the Iranian nuclear installations.
When has a defendant's age been used as a defense in treason. He made our country vulnerable by giving sensitive information to a foreign government; ally or not.
Shame on the Department of Justice for putting such a serious crime on the back-burner for so many years.
Originally posted by kozmo
How Ironic... Question the Holocost and get set infront of the firing squad. Steal nuclear secrets for Israel and get set free!
Anyone else what's going on here? The sooner there is no Israel the sooner we can all have our lives back!