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May 13, 2004 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
One year after his arrest raised the specter of a damaging espionage scandal, a former FBI supervisor in Los Angeles pleaded guilty Wednesday to a far less significant offense: failing to disclose his 20-year sexual relationship with an accused Chinese double agent. In a 20-minute appearance before U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, former Agent James J.
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May 25, 2006 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
Authorities missed many warnings over 20 years regarding the loyalty of an FBI informant suspected of being a Chinese spy and the agent who was her lover and handler, a Justice Department review said. Among them was a tip from a source that a Chinese spy was "in bed with" the FBI's Los Angeles office, according to the report. The FBI agent, James J. Smith, headed the China squad in Los Angeles and was told about the tip.
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May 14, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper will preside over the government's separate criminal cases against retired FBI counterintelligence agent James J. Smith and Chinese American businesswoman Katrina Leung, it was announced Tuesday. Cooper has scheduled a conference for Friday with lawyers in both cases. Leung is charged with illegally obtaining, copying and keeping classified documents. Smith is accused of negligence and withholding evidence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2005 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
A former FBI counterintelligence officer was sentenced to three months of house arrest Monday for lying about his 20-year extramarital affair with a suspected Chinese double agent. "I have nobody to blame but myself for my being here today," retired agent James J. Smith told U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper. "I stand before you ashamed and humiliated." Eyes welling with tears, Smith turned to his wife and son seated in the spectators gallery and apologized to them as well.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2006 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
Authorities missed many warnings over 20 years regarding the loyalty of an FBI informant suspected of being a Chinese spy and the agent who was her lover and handler, a Justice Department review said. Among them was a tip from a source that a Chinese spy was "in bed with" the FBI's Los Angeles office, according to the report. The FBI agent, James J. Smith, headed the China squad in Los Angeles and was told about the tip.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The county Board of Supervisors approved a $1.5-million legal settlement Tuesday in the case of a 2-year-old boy left severely brain-damaged from improper care at a county hospital. The child, David Kinney, was taken to County-USC Medical Center in September 1999 for treatment of burns. Hospital workers incorrectly inserted a breathing tube, depriving him of oxygen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously backed a resolution in support of completing the Belmont Learning Complex and an urban park next to the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2004 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
Former FBI counterintelligence officer James J. Smith pleaded not guilty last week to a new indictment charging him with concealing his long-standing sexual liaison with an alleged Chinese double agent. Smith, who retired from the agency in 2000, appeared before U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper. At the same time, prosecution and defense attorneys told the judge they would be ready to go to trial in February.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2005 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
A former FBI counterintelligence officer was sentenced to three months of house arrest Monday for lying about his 20-year extramarital affair with a suspected Chinese double agent. "I have nobody to blame but myself for my being here today," retired agent James J. Smith told U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper. "I stand before you ashamed and humiliated." Eyes welling with tears, Smith turned to his wife and son seated in the spectators gallery and apologized to them as well.
OPINION
May 17, 2004
Re "Ex-FBI Agent Pleads to a Lesser Charge in Spy Case," May 13: Our judicial system has reached a new low when former FBI Agent James J. Smith can plead guilty to lying to the federal government about his involvement with an informant [accused of being a double agent] and then plea-bargain to avoid jail time. They'd better not send Martha Stewart to prison! Phyllis Morrison Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2004 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
One year after his arrest raised the specter of a damaging espionage scandal, a former FBI supervisor in Los Angeles pleaded guilty Wednesday to a far less significant offense: failing to disclose his 20-year sexual relationship with an accused Chinese double agent. In a 20-minute appearance before U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, former Agent James J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2004 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
Former FBI counterintelligence officer James J. Smith pleaded not guilty last week to a new indictment charging him with concealing his long-standing sexual liaison with an alleged Chinese double agent. Smith, who retired from the agency in 2000, appeared before U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper. At the same time, prosecution and defense attorneys told the judge they would be ready to go to trial in February.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper will preside over the government's separate criminal cases against retired FBI counterintelligence agent James J. Smith and Chinese American businesswoman Katrina Leung, it was announced Tuesday. Cooper has scheduled a conference for Friday with lawyers in both cases. Leung is charged with illegally obtaining, copying and keeping classified documents. Smith is accused of negligence and withholding evidence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The county Board of Supervisors approved a $1.5-million legal settlement Tuesday in the case of a 2-year-old boy left severely brain-damaged from improper care at a county hospital. The child, David Kinney, was taken to County-USC Medical Center in September 1999 for treatment of burns. Hospital workers incorrectly inserted a breathing tube, depriving him of oxygen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously backed a resolution in support of completing the Belmont Learning Complex and an urban park next to the school.
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February 25, 2004 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
Former FBI counterintelligence agent James J. Smith was indicted Tuesday on a new charge of making a false statement to his superiors to cover up his sexual affair with an alleged Chinese double agent. The charge was contained in a revised indictment against the retired 59-year-old federal agent, who was arrested last year along with his longtime lover, Katrina Leung.
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May 1, 2003 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
The Republican leadership has rejected a request for a prompt hearing into the FBI's handling of accused China double agent Katrina M. Leung, saying any congressional oversight should be delayed until the bureau and the Justice Department complete their own reviews of the spy episode.
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