MANHATTAN (CN) A New Jersey man pleaded guilty to spying on the U.S. military for Israel in the 1980s. Ben-Ami Kadish pleaded guilty to taking classified documents home from his work at the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, N.J., and photographing them with help from an Israeli agent.
Kadish worked as a mechanical engineer at the Arsenal from 1963 to 1990. He removed photographed classified information occurred from 1980 to 1985.
Kadish faces a maximum of 5 years in prison but according to the plea agreement, the government “does not oppose, and will not object to, a non-incarceratory sentence” for the 85 year-old man.
Kadish, who was born in Connecticut but grew up in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine, said he was not paid for his spying.