Ex-Boeing Scientist Faces Federal Charge

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Seattle Times
June 17, 2008 By Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — A former Boeing scientist who specialized in anti-missile systems was charged Monday in federal court, nearly two years after an investigation into whether he misused classified information, prosecutors said.
Abraham Lesnik, 68, was charged with unlawfully retaining national defense information. He faces a maximum 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.
Lesnik appeared in court, where a U.S. magistrate judge set his bail at $150,000, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Zweiback said.
Lesnik's attorney, Marc Harris, said his client will plead guilty at a later date.
U.S. attorney's office spokesman Thom Mrozek said most of the case was under seal. A charging document alleges Lesnik had unauthorized possession of 10 classified documents and one "top secret" document "pertaining to national defense satellite threat mitigation."
The FBI searched Lesnik's San Fernando Valley home in 2006 and confiscated a laptop computer.
Lesnik was terminated by Boeing in 2007, according to a court document.