The Associated Press article, Ex-Boeing scientist faces federal charge was published in The Seattle Times on Tuesday, June 17, 2008.

 

In this short article, it was reported from Los Angeles that a scientist who specialized in anti-missile system technology and who formerly worked for The Boeing Company, was arrested and charged last week in federal court.  He is accused of misusing classified information.  Abraham Lesnick apparently unlawfully retained national defense information that he had no right to keep on his personal laptop computer in his San Fernando Valley home.  Lesnik worked for Boeing until he was terminated in 2007, according to information provided to the court from Boeing.   

 

He is accused of possessing 10 classified documents and one “top secret” document that he should not have had possession of at his home.  He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. 

 

This appears to be another example of how Boeing is failing to protect government sensitive, classified and top-secret information which they are trusted to work with while doing U.S. Government defense projects.  -GFS

 

Link to article from the Seattle Times:  http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008001789_scientist17.html

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