Jerry Markon


Markon, Jerry. "Coded Messages Add to Mystery of a Failed Spy." Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2003, A1. []

"[P]rosecutors have said in court documents that they suspect [Brian P.] Regan removed 'far more' than the 800 pages of classified documents he admits stealing and that he may have buried documents at various secret locations. And everyone from the FBI's cryptanalysis group to other intelligence agencies are only now breaking the code in the letters found in Regan's cell and on some of the documents Regan was carrying in a fan-shaped folder when he was arrested in August 2001."


Markon, Jerry. "Convicted Spy Accepts Life Sentence: Sudden Sentencing Deal Will Prevent Prosecution of Ex-Air Force Analyst's Wife." Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2003, B1. [http://www.]

"In a surprise deal with prosecutors" on 20 March 2003, "convicted spy Brian P. Regan accepted a sentence of life in prison for trying to sell secrets to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in exchange for an agreement not to prosecute his wife, who authorities say may have obstructed justice to help her husband."


Markon, Jerry. "Convicted Spy Led FBI to Papers Buried in Parks." Washington Post, 31 Jul. 2003, B1. []

According to law enforcement officials on 30 July 2003, "[c]onvicted spy Brian P. Regan buried more than 20,000 pages of documents classified as top secret or higher," intending "to sell them to Iraq, Iran and other countries in 'one of the largest espionage schemes in history'.... The trove of documents, CD-ROMs and videotapes, found in 19 locations by FBI agents after months of digging at state parks in Virginia and Maryland, contained detailed information about U.S. satellites, early warning systems and weapons of mass destruction, officials said."


Markon, Jerry. "Defense Department Official Convicted in Espionage Case." Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2009. []

On 25 September 2009, a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, convicted James W. Fondren Jr. "of providing classified information to a Chinese government agent and lying to the FBI about it." He "faces as much as 20 years in prison when he is sentenced" on 22 January 2010.


Markon, Jerry. "Defense Official Gets Three Years for Espionage." Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2010. []

On 22 January 2010, former Defense Department official James W. Fondren, Jr., "was sentenced to three years in prison."


Markon, Jerry. "Defense Worker Charged Again in Secrecy Case." Washington Post, 25 May 2005, A4. []

Lawrence Franklin, the Defense Department analyst charged previously by federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia, with disclosing classified information, was charged on 24 May 2005 with "possessing classified documents," according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in West Virginia.


Markon, Jerry. "Ex-CIA Official Pleads Guilty to Fraud: Executive Director Helped Defense Contractor Friend Win Lucrative Deals." Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2008, A2. []

On 29 September 2008, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo "pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in U.S. District Court in Alexandria." He was accused of "steering agency contracts to a defense contractor and concealing their relationship."

Jerry Markon, "Former Top CIA Official Sentenced to 37 Months," Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2009, A2, reports that on 26 February 2009, Foggo "was sentenced to 37 months in prison." See also R. Jeffrey Smith, "Files Unsealed Before Sentencing Detail Rule-Breaker's Rise at CIA," Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2009, A3.


Markon, Jerry. "FBI Tapped Talks About Possible Secrets: Case Against Ex-AIPAC Officials Could Focus on Several Contacts With Defense Analyst." Washington Post, 3 Jun. 2005, A7. []

In July 2004, Defense Department analyst Lawrence Franklin met at the Pentagon City mall with an American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) official, Keith Weissman. Sources familiar with the meeting said that Franklin "warned that Iranian agents were planning attacks against American soldiers and Israeli agents in Iraq." Weissman "left the mall and went to the office of colleague Steve Rosen. The two men then relayed the information to the Israeli Embassy in Washington and a reporter for The Washington Post. What the AIPAC officials did not know, the sources said, was that the FBI was listening in -- to both the meeting and their subsequent phone calls -- and that ... Franklin[] was cooperating in an investigation of whether classified U.S. information was being passed on to the government of Israel."


Markon, Jerry. "Jury Opens Deliberations in Federal Espionage Case; Regan Could Face Death if Convicted of Spying Charges." Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2003, B2. [http://www.]

On 10 February 2003, "[j]urors began deliberating the fate of Brian P. Regan..., after prosecutors portrayed him as a coldblooded spy aiming to help Saddam Hussein while his attorney called him a childlike incompetent who never intended to hurt anyone."


Markon, Jerry. "Pentagon Analyst Given 12 1/2 Years In Secrets Case." Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2006, A1. [http://www.]

The sentencing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria on 20 January 2006 of Lawrence A. Franklin "closed one chapter of a long-running investigation into an alleged conspiracy to obtain and illegally pass classified information to foreign officials and reporters. But with the case still shrouded in secrecy, [the sentencing] hearing cast no new light on the information Franklin provided, whether its transmission harmed the United States and whether anyone will be charged other than the two lobbyists, who ... are awaiting trial."


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