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SENTENCED: Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, confessed to taking home top-secret government documents and sending an email to his girlfriend that included details about a classified meeting with officials about existing war plans.

HONOLULU — A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and civilian contractor will spend more than seven years in federal prison after he was convicted on espionage charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Sorenson said Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, confessed to taking home top-secret…

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Ralph H. Johnson PFC Marine Corps - COMMITMENT & COURAGE »

09:24 am | BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  Ralph Henry Johnson was born on January 11, 1949, in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Courtnay Elementary School and Simonton Jr. High School in Charleston, South Carolina. Johnson enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at Oakland, California on March 23, 1967, and was discharged to enlist in the regular Marine Corps on July 2, 1967. Upon completion…

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Shock and awe-inspiring: 2014 DOE Employee of the Year hails from Kahaluu Elementary »

07:09 pm | REPORT FROM THE DOE - Days after hearing her name announced as the Hawaii Department of Education’s 2014 Employee of the Year, Kahaluu Elementary’s Monica DeCosta said she still felt shocked. It was the first award she received in her 20-year DOE career, she stated. “This award is meaningful because after all my hard work,…

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Oahu defense contractor sentenced on espionage charges »

06:59 pm | HONOLULU — A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and civilian contractor will spend more than seven years in federal prison after he was convicted on espionage charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Sorenson said Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, confessed to taking home top-secret government documents and sending an email to his girlfriend that included details about a classified…

September 18 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
SENTENCED: Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, confessed to taking home top-secret government documents and sending an email to his girlfriend that included details about a classified meeting with officials about existing war plans.

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