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December 6, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Describing the case as an example of greed rather than "cloak-and-dagger espionage," a judge in Sacramento sentenced a former rocket scientist and an accomplice to prison for attempting to export restricted rocket material to Egypt. U.S. District Judge Raul Ramirez ordered Abdelkader Helmy, 41, who once worked for Aerojet Solid Propulsion Co., to serve 46 months in a minimum-security prison and fined him $358,690.
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December 6, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Describing the case as an example of greed rather than "cloak-and-dagger espionage," a judge in Sacramento sentenced a former rocket scientist and an accomplice to prison for attempting to export restricted rocket material to Egypt. U.S. District Judge Raul Ramirez ordered Abdelkader Helmy, 41, who once worked for Aerojet Solid Propulsion Co., to serve 46 months in a minimum-security prison and fined him $358,690.
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June 24, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
A former executive of an aerospace defense company Friday pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in a scheme to smuggle components of a sophisticated U.S. missile system to Egypt. James Huffman, 47, of Lexington, Ohio, Midwest marketing representative for Teledyne, McCormick, Selph until his arrest last June, entered the plea to a charge of conspiring to export restricted munitions. In a plea bargain with federal prosecutors, other charges in a 12-count indictment were dropped.
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June 24, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
A former executive of an aerospace defense company Friday pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in a scheme to smuggle components of a sophisticated U.S. missile system to Egypt. James Huffman, 47, of Lexington, Ohio, Midwest marketing representative for Teledyne, McCormick, Selph until his arrest last June, entered the plea to a charge of conspiring to export restricted munitions. In a plea bargain with federal prosecutors, other charges in a 12-count indictment were dropped.
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June 10, 1989 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
In a plea bargain with federal prosecutors, an Egyptian-born rocket scientist pleaded guilty Friday to attempting to smuggle out highly sophisticated missile components to the military of his native country. As Abdelkader Helmy switched his plea to guilty to a single charge in a multicount indictment, U.S. District Judge Raul A. Ramirez noted that Helmy may be required to testify against unspecified officials of the Egyptian government. During questioning of Helmy, the jurist told him, without elaboration, "You could be called on to testify against agents and high-ranking authorities of the Egyptian government."
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June 25, 1988 | Washington Post
Five people, including an Egyptian lieutenant colonel who works in the procurement office of his country's embassy here, were accused Friday of conspiring to smuggle to Egypt high-technology materials that could be used to manufacture a sophisticated missile system, the Justice Department announced.
NEWS
July 12, 1988
An aerospace scientist pleaded not guilty in federal court in Sacramento to charges that he smuggled missile components to Egypt that authorities believe were to be used to build an advanced weapons system for use by Iraq against Iran. Abdelkader Helmy, 39, a U.S. citizen born in Egypt, has been held without bail since his arrest June 24 at his office at Aerojet Solid Propulsion Co. in suburban Sacramento.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1996
What amazes me is the statement contained in "Pentagon Warned of Israel Using 'Ethnic Ties' to Get Spies" (Jan. 30) that many military counterintelligence officials remain scarred by the 1985 revelation that Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard spied for Israel, as an excuse for the Defense Department warning last October that Israel was "aggressively" trying to recruit spies in the U.S. with "strong ethnic ties." The Pentagon withdrew this warning in December after it was decided that this singling out of Jewish ethnicity was improper.
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January 16, 1992 | TIM RUTTEN
The ancient tension between justice and mercy is not an obstacle to be overcome, but the soul that animates our system of courts and laws. Without clear notions of justice, compassion becomes just another empty gesture in a world of random events--a gesture indistinguishable from indifference or folly. Without mercy, justice sharpens to a glinting, blood-stained abstraction, a perverse instrument of social surgery that cuts, but does not heal.
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July 26, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
A year-old espionage scandal involving Egypt and the United States took on a new twist Tuesday with the mother of an American doctor convicted of spying for the CIA threatening to begin an indefinite hunger strike to protest what she believes to be her son's innocence. Rose Wassef, an Egyptian-born American from Troy, Mich., said she would not break her fast until Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak agreed to see her to discuss her son's case.
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June 10, 1989 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
In a plea bargain with federal prosecutors, an Egyptian-born rocket scientist pleaded guilty Friday to attempting to smuggle out highly sophisticated missile components to the military of his native country. As Abdelkader Helmy switched his plea to guilty to a single charge in a multicount indictment, U.S. District Judge Raul A. Ramirez noted that Helmy may be required to testify against unspecified officials of the Egyptian government. During questioning of Helmy, the jurist told him, without elaboration, "You could be called on to testify against agents and high-ranking authorities of the Egyptian government."
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June 25, 1988 | Washington Post
Five people, including an Egyptian lieutenant colonel who works in the procurement office of his country's embassy here, were accused Friday of conspiring to smuggle to Egypt high-technology materials that could be used to manufacture a sophisticated missile system, the Justice Department announced.
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