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Army engineer arrested for spying

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An 85-year-old former U.S. Army engineer has been arrested on charges of giving classified U.S. documents about nuclear weapons to the Israeli Consulate.

Ben-Ami Kadish, who worked at the U.S. Army’s Picatinny Arsenal in Dover from 1963 to 1990, is charged with assisting the same Israeli handler who recruited U. S. Navy analyst Jonathan Pollard to spy in the early 1980s.

Prosecutors say Kadish took home classified documents for six years and let the agent, Yossi Yugar, photograph them in his basement. The documents included information on nuclear weapons, the F-15 fighter jet and the Patriot missile air-defense system.

Kadish admitted to FBI agents that he shared between 50 and 100 documents, saying he meant only to help Israel. He allegedly accepted no cash in return, only small gifts and occasional dinners.

Final note: You don’t have to be involved in a business prone to international espionage to be vulnerable to employees who would willingly spy for your competition. Do you have adequate controls over your sensitive documents?

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