April 16, 2013

Owensboro Soldier Gets 16 Years for Espionage

Disgraced Spec. William Colton Millay, of Owensboro, Ky., was sentenced to 16 years in prison for
selling secrets to an undercover FBI agent he thought was a spy for Russia. Millay will also be dishonorably discharged from the army. He was a military policeman based in Alaska.

Millay first came to the attention of the FBI in the summer of 2011 when an anonymous tip was received after he called the Russian embassy several times and also sent an email to a Russian publication.

A sting operation was set up with an FBI agent posing as a Russian contact. Millay offered to work with the for the Russian government if they were willing to pay him significantly for it. He even offered to re-enlist for another five years if the pay for turning over sensitive information was high enough.

He specifically offered to give the agent confidential information on the Warlock Duke jamming system the military uses to sweep roadside bombs.

Millay went so far as to drop off an envelope in a garbage can in a park containing information on the jamming system, as well as the F-22 stealth fighter jet.

Last month Millay pleaded guilty to attempted espionage and several other counts.

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