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Russia Sentences Former Military Officer to 12 Years for Selling maps to US

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Russia has convicted a retired colonel of spying for the United States and sentenced him to 12 years in prison. Security service officials say that Vladimir Lazar, a former senior officer with the military-technical department of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff, was convicted in a Moscow city court for selling sensitive […]

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US Charges Chinese-Owned Firm with Industrial Espionage

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have accused a Chinese state-owned company of a scheme to steal trade secrets from U.S. industrial chemical maker DuPont. Officials with the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that Pangang Group had been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco of economic espionage and other criminal charges. Three of the company’s subsidiaries […]

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US Report Cites Growing Economic Cyber Espionage

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A new U.S. intelligence report says China and Russia are using cyber espionage to steal U.S. trade and technology secrets to help build their economies. It says Chinese and Russian intelligence services have swallowed up large amounts of high-tech American research and development data, posing “a growing and persistent threat” to U.S. economic security. The […]

US Soldier Arrested in Alaska on Suspicion of Espionage

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 10:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A 22-year-old U.S. soldier has been arrested in Alaska on suspicion of espionage. An Army spokesman said Specialist William Colton Millay was arrested Friday at a military base in Alaska. The spokesman said Millay was taken into custody following a joint investigation by the FBI and Army counterintelligence. He said the arrest is not linked […]

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Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Stealing US Trade Secrets

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A Chinese-born scientist formerly employed by a research firm in the midwestern U.S. state of Indiana has pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets and sending them illegally to China and Germany. Kexue Huang pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of economic espionage and one count of theft of trade secrets in a district court in […]

Former U.S. Consulate Guard Accused of Spying for China

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 4:54 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. prosecutors are charging a former guard at a U.S. consulate in China with attempting to communicate national defense information to Chinese officials. Bryan Underwood has been indicted for trying to pass on photographs and other sensitive information to representatives of the Chinese government between March and August of this year. The Associated Press reports […]

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U.S. Scientist Pleads Guilty to Espionage

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:36 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. space scientist has pleaded guilty to attempted espionage for trying to sell classified information to a U.S. federal agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer. The Department of Justice said Wednesday that Stewart David Nozette entered his plea Wednesday in federal court in Washington, D.C. Federal officials and Nozette’s lawyers agreed to a […]

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Georgia Accuses 3 Photographers of Spying for Russia

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Georgia has accused three photographers of espionage, alleging that they passed on secret information about President Mikheil Saakashvili to Russian intelligence. Officials in Tbilisi said Saturday that the three men included Mr. Saakashvili’s personal photographer, Irakli Gedenidze. The Georgian authorities alleged that the photographers handed over information to the Russian military intelligence unit, known as […]

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