Army veteran charged with passing secrets to Israel in '80s

NEW YORK " An Army veteran has been charged with slipping classified documents about nuclear weapons to an Israeli Consulate worker in New York.

The arrest of Ben-ami Kadish is being detailed Tuesday by the U.S. attorney in Manhattan and FBI officials.

They allege Kadish committed the crimes from 1979 through 1985 when he was a mechanical engineer at an Army research center in Dover, N.J.

Investigators believe Kadish took home secret documents and let the Israeli government worker photograph them. Prosecutors say it was the same consulate employee who received information from convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard.

Authorities contend the Kadish documents included information about nuclear weapons, a modified version of an F-15 fighter jet and the Patriot missile defense system.


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