End of the Road for Harold the Hoarder – Government Contractor Sentenced to Prison

Hoarding highly classified documents in his home and car for more than 16 years — it’s the Intelligence Community’s episode of A&E’s Hoarders TV series. Former Government Contractor Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for Willful Retention of National Defense Information (DOJ) Law Enforcement Recovered Classified Material, Stolen Over Two Decades, From the Defendant’s […]

Former State Department Employee Sentenced for Conspiring with Chinese Agents

Completely Corrupt Candace Claiborne gets 40 months in prison for selling out to the Chinese: (DOJ) Candace Marie Claiborne, a former employee of the U.S. Department of State, was sentenced today to 40 months in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $40,000 for: conspiracy to defraud the United States, by lying […]

Inside the West’s failed fight against China’s ‘Cloud Hopper’ hackers

Eight of the world’s biggest technology service providers were hacked by Chinese cyber spies in an elaborate and years-long invasion, Reuters found. The invasion exploited weaknesses in those companies, their customers, and the Western system of technological defense. . . . .this time, the company’s cybersecurity team could see exactly how they got in: through […]

Former CIA/DIA Officer Kevin Mallory Gets 20 Years

Kevin Mallory, who had worked for the CIA and DIA as a staff employee and who worked for many government contractors, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for spying for China. (DOJ) Kevin Patrick Mallory, 62, of Leesburg, Virginia, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison to be followed by five years of […]

Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage for China

(DOJ) A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer pleaded guilty today to conspiring to communicate, deliver and transmit national defense information to the People’s Republic of China. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant Director for Counterintelligence John Brown of […]

Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Foreign Agents

(DOJ) Defendant Admitted Receiving Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Benefits From Two Chinese Agents in Exchange for Internal State Department Documents Candace Marie Claiborne, a former employee of the U.S. Department of State, pleaded guilty today to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States, by: lying to law enforcement and background investigators, […]

LinkedIn is becoming China’s go-to platform for recruiting foreign spies

(Cyberscoop) . . . A string of recent cases demonstrate how suspected Chinese spies are exploiting LinkedIn, a networking site inherently meant to facilitate professional communications, to gather information about potential sources. “They may pose as a job recruiter or someone with a shared interest to make a connection to a target and lure them […]

Government Contractor Pleads Guilty To Willful Retention Of National Defense Information

An update to Harold the Hoarder (of classified information) case: (DOJ) Harold Thomas Martin, III, age 54, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to the federal charge of willful retention of national defense information. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Assistant Attorney General […]

Former Defense Intelligence Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

An update to the Ron Hansen case: (DOJ) Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, a resident of Syracuse, Utah, and a former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, pleaded guilty today in the District of Utah in connection with his attempted transmission of national defense information to the People’s Republic of China. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24, […]

Former US Air Force Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Espionage on Behalf of Iran

Good grief–a AFOSI Special Agent defected to Iran??? (DOJ) Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, a former U.S. service member and counterintelligence agent, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiracy to deliver and delivering national defense information to representatives of the Iranian government. Witt, who defected to Iran in […]