Former Intelligence Officer Convicted of Attempted Espionage Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs

A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, who pleaded guilty in March to attempting to communicate, deliver, or transmit information involving the national defense of the United States to the People’s Republic of China, will serve 10 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson imposed the sentence Tuesday afternoon in Salt Lake City.

Ron Rockwell Hansen, 60, of Syracuse, Utah, was arrested June 2, 2018, on his way to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington, as he was preparing to board a flight to China while in possession of SECRET military information. 

“One of three ex-US intelligence officers recently convicted of acting on behalf of the People’s Republic of China, Ron Rockwell Hansen received hundreds of thousands of dollars for betraying his country and former colleagues,” said Assistant Attorney General of National Security John C. Demers. “These cases show the breadth of the Chinese government’s espionage efforts and the threat they pose to our national security. Our intelligence professionals swear an oath to protect our country’s most closely held secrets and the National Security Division will continue to relentlessly pursue justice against those who violate this oath.”


Nissan, ex-CEO Ghosn charged in US with hiding $140M from investors

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US securities regulators on Monday charged Japanese automaker Nissan and its former CEO Carlos Ghosn with hiding more than $140 million in Ghosn’s expected retirement income from investors.

Ghosn will pay $1 million in fines to settle the matter and will be barred from serving as a corporate executive for 10 years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said in a statement.

Nissan will pay a $15 million fine.

The SEC also charged ex-board member Greg Kelly with aiding in the fraud. He agreed to a $100,000 fine and a five-year corporate officer ban.


EBay CEO resigns as company considers selling assets

EBay CEO Devin Wenig is stepping down from his position as the San Jose-based e-commerce company considers selling some assets and appoints an interim leader, the company announced Wednesday morning.


Comscore Inc. and Former CEO Charged with Accounting & Disclosure Fraud

Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Washington D.C., Sept. 24, 2019 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged global information and media analytics firm, Comscore, Inc., and its former CEO with engaging in a fraudulent scheme to overstate revenue by approximately $50 million and making false and misleading statements about key performance metrics.


We Work CEO Adam Neumann Steps Down Under Pressure

Adam Neumann turned WeWork into one of the most valuable start-ups in the world largely through the force of his outsize personality. He persuaded investors to give him billions of dollars and employees to believe that the shared-office company was changing the world.


Volkswagen CEO, Chairman, and Former CEO Indicted in Diesel Scandal


Juul stops advertising e-cigarettes amid safety concerns and nine vaping deaths as CEO Kevin Burns RESIGNS and Marlboro makers Philip Morris back out of merger talks

Meanwhile, tobacco giants Philip Morris and Altria announced that they are calling off merger talks.

  • Burns’ resignation comes a day after the CDC said ‘hundreds more’ lung illnesses have been reported to health authorities since last Thursday
  • Last week, the CDC had the tally at 530 confirmed and probable cases in the US 
  • Juul currently faces about 30 lawsuits alleging it illegally marketed products to children and failed to issue warnings to consumers about their dangers

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