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An 85-year-old Army veteran of World War II pleaded guilty Tuesday in New York to one count of spying for Israel during the 1980s while an engineer at the Army's Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey.

But the admitted spy, Ben-Ami Kadish, will not be doing any prison time if the judge in the case goes along with an agreement reached between Kadish's attorney and U.S. Attorney Iris Lan.

According to court papers the government "does not oppose, and will not object to, a non-incarceratory sentence."

The government claims Kadish passed information to an Israeli agent working out of Israel's consulate in New York, officially as Consul for Science Affairs, according to the Justice Department. The agent was identified as Yossi Yagur, who also was the handler for Jonathan Pollard, a Navy analyst who was convicted of spying for Israel in the mid-1980s and is now serving life in prison.

Though the exact nature of Pollard's espionage has never been divulged, reports indicate it dealt with encryption manuals that eventually ended up in the hands of the Soviet Union, possibly resulting in the deaths of American assets there.

Prosecutors in the Kadish case claim the classified information he passed to Israel included material on U.S. missile defense systems.

In a statement of facts provided to Military.com, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said it would, if Kadish's case went to trial, prove that Kadish obtained classified documents from Picatinny and turned them over to Yagur.

The court paper also states that Kadish provided the documents to Yagur "for the benefit of Israel" and neither asked for nor received anything in return for them.

While the statement acknowledges these actions, Kadish pleaded guilty only to participating in a conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of Israel. Three other charges brought against Kadish in April were dropped. These included conspiring to disclose U.S. national defense documents to Israel; conspiring to hinder an investigation; and conspiring to make a false statement to an investigator.

Kadish is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 13, which could reach a maximum of five years in prison and $250,000 in fines, though Judge William Pauley could honor the deal reached between Lan and Kadish's attorney, Jack Litman.

Philip Giraldi, a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist who now writes on intelligence issues, said recently that the Kadish case had all but disappeared.

His attempts to follow it through court filings came up empty, which suggested to him that a deal was in the works, he told Military.com.

"I'm disappointed that this is little more than a slap on the wrist for a case of serious espionage," he said.

The Israeli Embassy did not respond to an email and phone calls from Military.com seeking comment.

Kadish was arrested in April and released on $300,000 bond. Since then he has continued to live at his Clifton, N.J., home.

According to a 2006 feature story on him in the New Jersey Jewish News, Kadish served in both the British and U.S. militaries during World War II, before serving in the Haganah in Palestine. The Haganah was a paramilitary group that eventually formed the core of the Israeli Defense Forces.

In the United States in the 1970s, Kadish worked for the Army and co-developed a target-sensing device that helped zero in warhead strikes, according to a U.S. patent dated Dec. 20, 1977.



http://www.military.com/news/article/vet-pleads-guilty-to-spying-for-israel.html?ESRC=eb.nl
 

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One of many. They undermine our country but yet we must support them? Oh I forgot, they are the Chosen ones.:rolleyes:
 

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Yeah,they undermine our country by being our best ally in the middle east!!!
Face the reality,even countries friendly and allied to each other still "spy"on each other.You think we don't have "spys" in England,France,ect.ect.???
 

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so its not enough that we GAVE them free money and arms- they have to steal from us too?
 

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Yeah,they undermine our country by being our best ally in the middle east!!!
Why do we need to meddle in the middle east? it might generate terrorism right here in the USA, or a plane jacking. You never know.
 

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My ? is, what happened to the statute of limitations?

you know, if you can evade capture for a set # of years, they can't prosecute
 

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Multiculturalism at work! Thats what you get when you're a "hyphen" American rather than a plain ol' American...loyalties that lie elsewhere!
 

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My ? is, what happened to the statute of limitations?

you know, if you can evade capture for a set # of years, they can't prosecute
Some crimes don't have it, like murder.
 

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he's what 86 years old.......he most likely wont live to serve out his sentence

not only is justice blind, it's stupid as well
 
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