Navy Officer gets 6 years for disclosing classified info, failing to report foreign contacts

(Virginian-Pilot) A naval flight officer who pleaded guilty last month to violating the federal Espionage Act will serve six years in confinement. Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin, 40, also will be dismissed from the Navy under the sentence issued late Friday by military judge Cmdr. Robert Monahan, who deliberated for four hours. Monahan sentenced Lin to […]

Defense engineer pleads guilty after trying to forge ‘The Americans’-type pact with phony Russian spy

(Los Angeles Times) It t looked easy enough on the FX television series “The Americans,” in which a pair of married Russian spies, posing as U.S. citizens, enlist the aid of Americans to steal national intelligence secrets. It’s not so simple in real life, however. That’s what a defense contracting engineer learned the hard way […]

State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With Foreign Agents

(DOJ) A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents. […]

Harold “The Hoarder” Martin Indicted

Update on the NSA contractor who hoarded classified info for the past 20 YEARS. Can you imagine this as an episode on A&E’s Hoarders?? Government Contractor Facing Federal Indictment for Willful Retention of National Defense Information (DOJ) A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Harold Thomas Martin III, 52, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, with […]

FBI Employee Joey Chun Sentenced to Years for Acting as an Agent of China

Update on Joey Chun case.  (FBI) Former FBI Employee Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 24 Months In Prison For Acting As An Agent Of China Kun Shan Chun, a/k/a “Joey Chun,” Provided Sensitive FBI Information to the Chinese Government  Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mary B. McCord, […]

Harold Martin, government contractor for NSA, arrested for taking classified info home

New spy case? Harold Thomas Martin, 51 year old Navy vet working at Booz Allen on contract to NSA in Maryland stashed highly classified information (including SCI material) in his home in Glen Burnie and was secretly arrested on August 27.  No indication yet that he gave the information to a foreign state or organization. Will […]

Management lessons from the espionage of Ana Montes

(CSO) As companies shop for expensive IT security software packages, hire information assurance specialists, or enter into contracts with IT security firms to provide up-to-date cyber threat intelligence, they should not overlook the threats posed to company data from traditional espionage tradecraft. Not even the most robust computer security measures or the latest behavioral analytic/machine […]

FBI Employee Pleads Guilty to Acting in the US as an Agent of the Chinese Government

(DOJ)  Defendant Collected and Caused Sensitive FBI Information to be Provided to the Chinese Government Kun Shan Chun, a native of the People’s Republic of China and a naturalized U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty today to a criminal information charging him with acting in the United States as an agent of China without providing prior notice […]

Defense Contractor Arrested for Selling Satellite Secrets to Undercover Agent Posing as Russian Spy

Gregory Allen Justice, 49, who worked for Boeing Satellite Systems, was arrested for his attempts to sell spy satellite information to a person he believed to be a Russian intelligence officer. (DOJ) A Culver City, California, man was arrested yesterday on federal charges of economic espionage and violations of the Arms Export Control Act for his attempts […]

Navy man admits to illegally retaining photos taken inside a nuclear submarine

(DOJ) Kristian Saucier, 29, of Arlington, Vermont, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill of the District of Connecticut to one count of unauthorized possession and retention of national defense information. The guilty plea was announced by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly of […]