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FBI: Army employee provided secrets to Israel

army espionage February 20, 1997
Web posted at: 3:09 p.m. EST (2009 GMT)

WARREN, Michigan (CNN) -- Federal agents seized computers, financial records and other documents from the home of a suburban Detroit tank engineer who is suspected of having divulged U.S. military secrets to Israel for the past 10 years, the FBI disclosed Wednesday.

David Tenenbaum, 39, was not arrested, but in an FBI affidavit, he claims he "inadvertently provided" information to Israeli representatives. It was not clear what he meant by inadvertent.

Tenenbaum is a mechanical engineer for the U.S. Army's Tank, Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren. The unit provides design, engineering and support services for the Army's tracked and wheeled vehicle programs, ranging from the top-of-the line M1-A2 Abrams tank to the "Humvee" off-road vehicle.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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