The Wrong Man Is Sitting in Prison
Re: David Sheldon Boone Case (Article follows)
By accusing Jonathan Pollard - in the media, never in court - of the crimes being committed by real Soviet agents within the US intelligence establishment, the US Government allowed these agents to continue their damaging activities against the United States.
The claim that Pollard had compromised nuclear targeting data and secret codes were false charges leveled against a man who did not even have access to this kind of information.
The charge that Pollard had compromised nuclear targeting data
surfaced in the book THE SAMSON OPTION. The author, Seymour Hirsch, was apparently fed this disinformation by elements within the intelligence community, hostile to Israel.
The truth, long hidden from view, has finally materialized, and
the true culprits, people like David Boone and Aldrich Ames have now been apprehended.
Falsely accused of these crimes and never indicted, Jonathan Pollard continues to rot in prison...
Ex-NSA analyst charged in spy case
October 14, 1998 - USA Today - Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The FBI charged a former analyst with the
Pentagon's supersecret National Security Agency with selling top defense
secrets to the Soviet Union during 1988-1991 for $60,000.
The former employee of the government's top eavesdropping
and code-breaking agency, David Sheldon Boone, 46, who has been living
in Germany, was arrested after being lured here by an FBI sting in which
agents posed as spies for Russia trying to get him to resume spying, the
Justice Department said.
Boone was to make an initial appearance Tuesday before
U.S. Magistrate Judge Welton C. Sewell in Alexandria, Va.
The government said the information he delivered to a
Soviet KGB agent he knew as "Igor" included details of U.S. targeting
of tactical nuclear weapons in case of a Soviet nuclear attack and of
the U.S. military's interception of signals intelligence, the Justice
In addition, he provided the Soviets with U.S. documents
describing the movement and capabilities of Soviet forces and about
Soviet tactical nuclear weapons, the government said. This included data
designated "top secret" and the even more secret "sensitive
compartmented information," which the government said "could potentially
cause grave harm to the national security of the United States."
The Justice Department gave this account:
Boone volunteered to spy for the Soviets when he walked
into their embassy here in 1988. At that time, he got $300 from them in
return for a classified document he had written based on decoded NSA
intercepts of electronic transmissions by a foreign government.
He arranged to continue spying for them while he was
assigned as a cryptoanalyst for the Army in Augsberg, Germany, during
1988-1991, when he left the service. During those years, he met about
four times a year with Igor and was paid $5,000 to $7,000 at each
meeting, for a total of more than $60,000.
Before his assignment to Germany, he spent three years as a
senior cryptologic traffic analyst at the NSA's headquarters at Fort
Meade, Md., in the Washington suburbs.
Boone spent most of his Army service as a signals
intelligence analyst, dissecting foreign electronic communications
overheard abroad and decoded by the NSA. He had joined the Army in
October 1970 and got top- secret clearance within months. He was trained
to handle sensitive compartmented information in 1976.
On Sept. 5 of this year, an individual cooperating with the
FBI telephoned Boone at his home in Germany and posed as a spy for the
SVRR, the Russian successor to the Soviet KGB spy agency. The phony
Russian spy said he wanted Boone to resume spying and set up a meeting
with him in London on Sept. 12.
The government said that at the London meeting, Boone
recounted his career as a spy for the KGB, accepted $9,000 cash and
agreed to meet again in Virginia this month.
The FBI said Boone flew to Dulles International Airport in
Washington's Virginia suburbs Friday as planned and checked into the
Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel.
He was arrested at that hotel Saturday and has been held
at the Alexandria City Jail since then, the FBI said.
Ex-NSA Analyst Pleads to Spying
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