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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 03:52 PM
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No Jail Time, But $50K Fine, For Ex-Picatinny Spy Who Passed Secrets To Israel
Source: Associated Press

A New York City judge has spared an 85-year-old former U.S. Army engineer any prison time but fined him $50,000 for passing classified documents to the Israelis in the 1970s and '80s.

Federal Judge William Pauley told Ben-ami Kadish he had committed a grave offense but noted the government had dramatically reduced the charge against him.

Prosecutors agreed at a December plea hearing that they would not challenge a sentence that includes no prison time.

Kadish, who lives in Monroe Township, N.J., pleaded guilty to only one of the four conspiracy charges he originally faced.

Kadish was accused of taking home classified documents from 1979 to 1985 when he worked at the Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Township. The government said he let an Israeli agent photograph documents, including information about nuclear weapons, a modified version of an F-15 fighter jet and the U.S. Patriot missile air defense system.

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20090529/UPDATES01/9...
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 04:03 PM
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1. I'd have made him Rosenberg's cellmate.
But we can't go upsetting almighty Israel now, can we? Fucking bullshit.

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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 04:12 PM
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2. I don't think the judge wants to be seen putting an 85 YO in lockdown.


Makes more sense than an international conspiracy.
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 04:19 PM
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3. an example should have been made
to discourage the others.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 04:25 PM
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4. Probably didn't want to pay medical costs. n/t
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 06:34 PM
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5. I wonder if his sentence would be different if Iran was the recipient of such info . .
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hmmm?

:freak:

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drmeow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 07:25 PM
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7. Death penalty in that case. n/t
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 06:52 PM
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6. K&R
:kick:
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-30-09 10:07 AM
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8. AIPAC won't have any trouble paying a 50k fine extremely discretely.
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