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US navy officer received 30 years for spying for the “Russians”

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US navy officer received 30 years for spying for the “Russians”

The former encoder with 20-year experience will receive 30-year prison experience only for trying to convey information about the methods of detecting American submarines and the methods of the Americans themselves in this regard.


On Monday, February 10, a federal court in Norfolk, Va., Sentenced former US naval cipher Robert Patrick Hoffman to 30 years in prison for trying to pass on secret information to Russia.

He was detained in 2012 during the transfer to the FBI agents, who pretended to be Russian intelligence, of secret information about the military navy USA. Dismissed to the reserve in 2011 after 20 years of service, Hoffman, among other things, told prospective Russians about ways to detect American submarines and the methods of the Americans themselves in this regard.

During the defense, the lawyers stated that Hoffman surrendered to the FBI, where he confessed to spying and asked to seize the Russian spies. However, the prosecution objected: Hoffman came to surrender when he realized that he was on the verge of exposure.

The Associated Press notes that the prosecution insisted on a life sentence for Hoffman.
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  1. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 11 February 2014 10: 11
    +2
    Ah, a parasite! How Sasha framed, indefatigable!
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 11 February 2014 14: 55
      0
      Quote: dmitrij.blyuz
      Ah, a parasite! How Sasha framed, indefatigable!


      Apparently the state pension was not enough for him. Here’s a sickly one and went to the Vabank - either to the government khavka or to the Canaries. I got the actual government hafchik.
      1. predator.3
        predator.3 11 February 2014 17: 27
        +3
        He was detained in 2012 during a transfer to FBI agents, posing as Russian intelligence agents,


        And where does Russia? request a typical setup, a check for lice, such as a "check" my wife arranged a couple of times, with the help of her friends. repeat
        1. AVV
          AVV 11 February 2014 21: 58
          +1
          Quote: predator.3
          He was detained in 2012 during a transfer to FBI agents, posing as Russian intelligence agents,


          And where does Russia? request a typical setup, a check for lice, such as a "check" my wife arranged a couple of times, with the help of her friends. repeat

          They provoke themselves, and then they plant them !!! So you can put the floor of the State Department behind bars !!! Let them try and they will succeed !!!
        2. dmitrich
          dmitrich 12 February 2014 05: 22
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          Quote: predator.3
          And what does Russia have to do with it? a typical setup, a check for lice, such as a "check" my wife arranged a couple of times, with the help of her friends.

          For more see the mind is not enough. Their destiny is a provocation.
  2. bairat
    bairat 11 February 2014 10: 13
    +3
    Oh what a valuable source of information lost. In general, information of this kind is priceless; for it, intelligence agencies of the world will promise anything.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 11 February 2014 10: 31
      +11
      Quote: bairat
      Oh what a valuable source of information lost.

      Yes, we didn’t lose anything. He was allegedly sent a letter from Moscow by the FBI to the mail, so he leaked the info to him. He thought that he was merging the Russians, but in fact the FBIlaughing
      An ordinary provocation for show. You need a spy, you need a scandal involving Russians, but he doesn’t. Here they found and framed under the article.
      1. AnaBat
        AnaBat 11 February 2014 10: 46
        0
        Thus, these nits intimidated the rest of those working for RUSSIA that they keep their ears open. winked I hope our listen to the white house ... wink
      2. dmitrij.blyuz
        dmitrij.blyuz 11 February 2014 11: 05
        +1
        Alexander! You can’t even argue with you! wassat Forever beat the facts! angry This is our everything! good
      3. domokl
        domokl 11 February 2014 12: 03
        +1
        And what kind of news is this? Well, the guys provoked an attempt at espionage. Well, they showed the whole of America that the FBI is protecting and controlling ... Well, they scared potential traitors .. So what?
        Those who really work, they work ... A retired, even an encryptor, is not a very valuable shot ...
        1. Yuri Y.
          Yuri Y. 11 February 2014 12: 21
          0
          "No guys, it's not like that, it's not like that guys." I mean that this is our loss.
      4. Gronsky
        Gronsky 11 February 2014 15: 55
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Yes, we didn’t lose anything. He was allegedly sent a letter from Moscow by the FBI to the mail, so he leaked the info to him. He thought that he was merging the Russians, but in fact the FBI

        Yeah, the main thing is that those who really work for us remain out of their attention. And let their suckers working even in Zimbabwe, even in Burkina Faso, be caught as much as they like. They need to train on someone. bully
        1. alone
          alone 11 February 2014 20: 57
          0
          the pensioner received a very good sentence)) by the way, he received the case. I changed the oath, tried to pass on the secrets of my country. All the owners of classified information have a visual lesson. Let them keep their mouths shut.
          1. Yuri Y.
            Yuri Y. 12 February 2014 00: 51
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            Not really, to be honest, let them keep their mouths shut. Moreover, each proceeds from its concepts and interests. We wouldn’t have such a league. There cannot be any universal values. Although when you recall the Manhattan project, you will think that there is something in it.
      5. dmitrich
        dmitrich 12 February 2014 05: 27
        +1
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Yes, we didn’t lose anything. He was allegedly sent a letter from Moscow by the FBI to the mail, so he leaked the info to him. He thought that he was merging the Russians, but in fact the FBI
        An ordinary provocation for show. You need a spy, you need a scandal involving Russians, but he doesn’t. Here they found and framed under the article.

        It must be so stupid to be recruited through the Internet!
  3. leks
    leks 11 February 2014 10: 13
    +3
    To liquidate all the traitors of the defectors, so that others would not be in a hurry to run over the hill, and put those caught in the 25th strict regime without attempting early release.
    In the USA, they don’t stand on ceremony with such people, but we all do with an eye on the world community.
    1. SibRUS
      SibRUS 11 February 2014 10: 32
      +2
      We would have declared him a political prisoner. And all the "independent" media would have been tirelessly talking about the "bloody regime"!
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 11 February 2014 10: 36
        0
        Quote: SibRUS
        We would have declared him a political prisoner

        If you look, then he is the victim of politics.
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  4. rugor
    rugor 11 February 2014 10: 14
    0
    Although American, but a traitor. Maybe for us I got info, but I have no respect for this comrade.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 11 February 2014 10: 16
      +8
      quote-On Monday, February 10, a federal court in Norfolk, Virginia sentenced former US Navy cryptographer Robert Patrick Hoffman to 30 years in prison for attempting to pass on classified information to Russia.

      Infa will not be complete if you do not add a photo.
      1. ia-ai00
        ia-ai00 11 February 2014 13: 13
        0
        Judging by the look: - "How I hate you, Russians! Here I will" go out "free ..."
  5. mountain
    mountain 11 February 2014 10: 16
    +2
    Yes! It seems soon the turn, God forbid paid, of those who want to share the imp. God forbid, they will give up, in units, fleets, units.)))
  6. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 11 February 2014 10: 28
    +3
    Quote: mountain
    Yes! It seems soon the turn, God forbid paid, of those who want to share the imp. God forbid, they will give up, in units, fleets, units.)))

    In favor of Russia! It seems that they are already lining up. For some reason they don’t take money for the entrance. Put me on the way! And a couple of muzzle turns! (So that it wouldn’t be scary)! I’ll annoy them with their beak! wassatIf that whistle! wassat
  7. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 11 February 2014 10: 28
    +1
    During the defense, lawyers claimed Hoffman voluntarily surrendered to the FBI, where he confessed to espionage and asked to capture Russian spies.

    This says that Hoffman - selling skin, and not by the realization that the United States itself is terrorist No. 1 in the world. It smells a little fried, and is ready to turn in all.
  8. Onizuka teacher
    Onizuka teacher 11 February 2014 10: 30
    +2
    Interesting. The FBI agents themselves came to him under the guise of Russian agents and staged the whole performance. And what is the attempt to transfer Russia if the agents of Russia were not even close? Check for lice and an attempt to impose a threat to the people in the form of spies from Russia in its purest form.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 11 February 2014 10: 35
      +2
      Quote: Teacher Onizuka
      Check for lice and an attempt to impose a threat to the people in the form of spies from Russia in its purest form.

      We need a scandal, there are no real spies, we need to come up with a set up a dude.
      1. spech
        spech 11 February 2014 12: 15
        +2
        there are no real spies, you need to come up with
        xs can stupidly can’t catch, but I want to eat bully
  9. Burmistr
    Burmistr 11 February 2014 10: 36
    +1
    Again, for no reason at all, the person was closed. Sorry for him.
    Only from the other side if you look ... There would be more such "revelations". Such deeds are good at undermining the armed forces of our enemies.
  10. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 11 February 2014 10: 40
    +2
    The damned tyrant OBAMA is strangling democracy in the United States, an obscene and unacceptable violation of human rights, freedom for Patrick Hoffman !!!
    1. SibRUS
      SibRUS 11 February 2014 10: 45
      +3
      It is necessary to pass the "Hoffmann law" and impose sanctions on American goods fellow
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    3. Egor-dis
      Egor-dis 11 February 2014 12: 08
      +1
      And at the same time, the innocent and political prisoner Leonard Peltier, who has been languishing for so many years in the dungeons of the FBI. We must stop the tyranny of American democracy!
    4. felix34
      felix34 11 February 2014 13: 12
      0
      Urraaaa !!!
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  11. propolsky
    propolsky 11 February 2014 10: 59
    0
    Now they’ll send all the encryptors to the rack, it’s not so with the experts!
  12. yur2079
    yur2079 11 February 2014 11: 07
    +1
    Unable to expose real spies, the FBI using provocations (probably played on the desire for enrichment) creates them from their own citizens - the bureau must somehow justify its existence. request
  13. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 11 February 2014 11: 10
    +1
    He was detained in 2012 during the transfer of secret information about the US Navy to FBI agents posing as Russian intelligence.

    ... lawyers claimed Hoffman voluntarily surrendered to the FBI, where he confessed to espionage and asked to capture Russian spies.


    FBI agents bred Bob like a bobik in a garbage can, they promised good bucks to see bucks, he could not resist.

    And trusting him, as it turned out, was impossible, the bastard of "Russian intelligence officers" handed over at the first fright.
  14. cat 1970
    cat 1970 11 February 2014 11: 15
    +1
    In response, we must not hesitate, plant a couple of American spies, we have enough of them. Moreover, give the marsh liberals, how can they get the "loot" from abroad, it means SPIES.
  15. Vaskes
    Vaskes 11 February 2014 11: 31
    0
    It’s a pity that in the days of the USSR our intelligence worked very efficiently, but now they have lost their positions.
  16. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 11 February 2014 13: 03
    +1
    Snowden them in the ass .. bully
  17. spirit
    spirit 11 February 2014 14: 01
    0
    Meanwhile ............. someone is working hard laughing
  18. konvalval
    konvalval 11 February 2014 14: 41
    0
    From provocateurs. But he did not recognize his fool.
  19. AnaBat
    AnaBat 11 February 2014 15: 05
    +1
    It's hard to be americos lol
  20. kmike
    kmike 11 February 2014 17: 30
    0
    They didn’t write here, but they said on TV that this alleged intelligence officer called himself VLADIMIRM. I liked this the most.