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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

The man who seduced the 7th Fleet

In perhaps the worst national-security breach of its kind to hit the Navy since the end of the Cold War, Leonard Glen Francis doled out sex and money to a shocking number of people in uniform who fed him classified material about U.S. warship and submarine movements. Some also leaked him confidential contracting information and even […]

U.S. Navy officer suspected of passing secrets to Taiwan, China

In this age of globalization, loyalty to which country can be a tricky thing. (Reuters)  A U.S. Navy flight officer with knowledge of sensitive American intelligence collection methods faces espionage charges over suspicions he passed secret information to Taiwan and possibly to China, U.S. officials said. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the […]

U.S. military personnel have been convicted of $50 million worth of crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan

DICE Principles one, two and three: Do the right thing when no one is looking. Live with honor. Have integrity every day. Stealing secrets, stealing fuel, stealing money–it’s all the same and done in the same way through vulnerabilities, relationships, recruitments, wanting revenge, wanting to get rich quick instead of earning money honorably. U.S. military […]

Former FBI counterintelligence special agent sentenced to prison

Sacred Honor Lost: Special Agent Robert G. Lustyik Jr, a 24-year veteran of the FBI, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $70,000 for soliciting and accepting bribes. Using his position, he tried to derail an investigation into a company started by former soldiers suspected of paying kickbacks to win $54 million in […]

Army Contracting Official Charged in Pentagon Bribery Scheme

Manassas Man is a Retired Army Sergeant Major Working as a Civilian Contracting Official for the Army at the Pentagon (FBI) James Glenn Warner, 44, of Manassas, Virginia, was arrested today and charged with soliciting bribes from executives working for a private company on a contract that Warner managed out of the Pentagon. Dana J. […]

“Sacred Honor Lost” Recent Cases

Recent FBI cases security officers should know about: Embezzlement/Theft Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Former Employer of More Than $440,000  while working as the bookkeeper and accountant for Telsar Laboratories, Inc. (TLI), she fraudulently caused electronic deposits to be made to her own accounts and also caused fraudulent payments to be made to her by check out […]