Tue, 22 Apr 2008 22:21:53
US officials have arrested an American engineer over 'disclosing classified military information including nuclear secrets to Israel'.
Ben-Ami Kadish, who worked as a mechanical engineer at a US Army weapons center in New Jersey, was accused of providing the documents to Israel's consul for science affairs in New York, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
US authorities also accused Kadish of illegally acting as an agent for Israel from 1979 to 2008 without notifying the US Attorney General's office.
The complaint alleges that the consular official, identified in the indictment as "CC-1," gave Kadish lists of classified defense documents to obtain from the US Army's Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center at the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey.
One of the classified documents taken by Kadish "contained information concerning nuclear weaponry and was classified as restricted data,'" according to the complaint filed in a Manhattan federal court.
He was also charged with conspiring to hinder a communication to a law enforcement officer and one count of conspiring to make a materially false statement to a law enforcement officer.
Ben-Ami Kadish, center
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