Ron Rockwell Hansen Wiki– Ron Rockwell Hansen Biography
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Ron Rockwell Hansen Bio
Ron Rockwell Hansen is a 60-year-old former American intelligence officer who tried to provide the Chinese government with secret military information. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on 24 September 2019, in exchange for information he shared with the Chinese government, MR Hansen received hundreds of thousands of dollars.
He was part of what prosecutors called a “troubled trend” in which American intelligence officers were recruited for espionage by China.
Ron Rockwell Hansen Age
As of 2019, he is 60 years old
Ron Rockwell Hansen Work
Mr Hansen started working for the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s main intelligence arm, as a civil intelligence case officer in 2006.
According to prosecutors after serving in the army for over 20 years. For several years, while in active duty, he was a case officer for the agency and had top-secret security clearances for his civil and active duty work.
Ron Rockwell Hansen shares secrets with Chinese agents
Chinese agents targeted Mr Hansen for recruitment in 2014, the authorities said, and met with him several times in China. According to Mr Hansen’s plea agreement, Chinese agents would tell him what kind of information they were interested in and Mr Hansen would collect for them information, sometimes from industry conferences.
He requested secret national defense information from another officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency from May 2016 to June 2018.
In a specific part of the world, Mr Hansen said in his plea agreement, the information was about “Military Readiness.”
Prosecutors said in a June 2018 complaint that Mr. Hansen had told an undercover American agent that China would pay $200,000 for the U.S. military’s “potential military intervention with China” operations plan. Mr. Hansen flew from Utah to Seattle, where he had a connecting flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to China, the complaint said. He met a former associate who helped the F.B.I. in what turned out to be a sting operation during his layover.
That associate, according to the complaint, gave Mr Hansen classified documents. In his plea agreement, Mr Hansen said that he had taken handwritten notes on those documents and planned to provide the information to Chinese Intelligence Service agents.
Ron Rockwell Hansen Arrested
Hansen was arrested on June 2018 in Seattle before boarding a secret military information flight to China, the authorities said. A federal grand jury later that month indicted him on 15 counts. As part of his March plea agreement, fourteen counts were dropped.
Ron Rockwell Hansen Punished
He was sentenced to ten years in prison on 24 September 2019. Mr Hansen was to receive a sentence of 15 years as part of his plea agreement.
But U.S. District Court Judge Dee Benson in Salt Lake City handed him a 10-year sentence on Tuesday after he said Mr Hansen was cooperating with federal investigators.
Ron Rockwell Hansen reportedly received hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for providing information to Chinese agents from 2014-2018.https://t.co/C33ewaGrEt
— KUTV 2News (@KUTV2News) September 25, 2019