Deep State DIA agent arrested on 15 charges includes espionage
Deep State DIA agent arrested on 15 charges includes espionage from Puppet String News
Zerohedge.com Reports: A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer was arrested Saturday afternoon on 15 federal charges, including the attempted transmission of national defense information to the People’s Republic of China, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Ron Rockwell Hanson, 58, a resident of Syracuse, Utah, was taken into custody while he was on his way to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle before boarding a connecting flight to China. Hanson’s arrest comes on the heels of a January incident in which ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport and indicted last month on charges of spying for China.
According to court documents:
- Hansen retired from the U.S. Army as a Warrant Officer with a background in signals intelligence and human intelligence. He speaks fluent Mandarin-Chinese and Russian. DIA hired Hansen as a civilian intelligence case officer in 2006. Hansen held a Top Secret clearance for many years, and signed several non-disclosure agreements during his tenure at DIA and as a government contractor.
- Between 2013 and 2017, Hansen regularly traveled between the United States and China, attending military and intelligence conferences in the U.S. and provided the information he learned at the conferences to contacts in China associated with the PRCIS. Hansen received payments for this information by a variety of methods, including cash, wires and credit card transactions. He also improperly sold export-controlled technology to persons in China.
- From May of 2013 to the date of the complaint, Hansen received not less than $800,000 in funds originating from China.In addition, Hansen repeatedly attempted to regain access to classified information after he stopped working on behalf of the U.S. Government. Hansen’s alerting behavior ultimately resulted in the participation of a law enforcement source from whom Hansen solicited classified information. Hansen disclosed to the source his ongoing contact with the PRCIS, including in-person meetings with intelligence officers during his trips to China. Hansen told the source the types of information his contacts in China were interested in and discussed working with the source to provide such information to the PRCIS. Hansen suggested he and the source would be handsomely paid.