Chapter 37 - Espionage and censorship
Sec. 793 - Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information
"(a) Whoever, for the purpose of obtaining information respecting the national defense with intent or reason to believe that the information is to be used to the injury of the United States, or to the advantage of any foreign nation, goes upon, enters, flies over, or otherwise obtains information concerning any vessel, aircraft, work of defense, navy yard, naval station, submarine base, fueling station, fort, battery, torpedo station, dockyard, canal, railroad, arsenal, camp, factory, mine, telegraph, telephone, wireless, or signal station, building, office, research laboratory or station or other place connected with the national defense owned or constructed, or in progress of construction by the United States or under the control of the United States, or of any of its officers, departments, or agencies, or within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, or any place in which any vessel, aircraft, arms, munitions, or other materials or instruments for use in time of war are being made, prepared, repaired, stored, or are the subject of research or development, under any contract or agreement with the United States, or any department or agency thereof, or with any person on behalf of the United States, or otherwise on behalf of the United States, or any prohibited place so designated by the President by proclamation in time of war or in case of national emergency in which anything for the use of the Army, Navy, or Air Force is being prepared or constructed or stored, information as to which prohibited place the President has determined would be prejudicial to the national defense; or
"(b) Whoever, for the purpose aforesaid, and with like intent or reason to believe, copies, takes, makes, or obtains, or attempts to copy, take, make, or obtain, any sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, document, writing, or note of anything connected with the national defense; or
"(c) Whoever, for the purpose aforesaid, receives or obtains or agrees or attempts to receive or obtain from any person, or from any source whatever, any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note, of anything connected with the national defense, knowing or having reason to believe, at the time he receives or obtains, or agrees or attempts to receive or obtain it, that it has been or will be obtained, taken, made, or disposed of by any person contrary to the provisions of this chapter; ...
"(e) Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted, or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it; ...
"... Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both."
Count 1: The stealing or copying and subsequent storage of confidential military documents of a NATO-airbase in Greece by the "Office of Special Affairs" in Athens.
On February 2nd, 1999 the Sunday edition of the Apogevmatini Newspaper [Exh. No. 251] revealed that KEPHE (the now dissolved Scientology "Center of Applied Philosophy of Greece") had been in possession of a secret military document. The document was found during a raid conducted by the police in 1995 at the headquarters of Scientology's intelligence service "Office of Special Affairs" in Athens.
The document itself is an Air force map depicting the major military area of the Hellikon Airport, which is used by the Greek military as well as by NATO-forces, including the United States [Exh. No. 252].
Specifically the map outlines the following installations and buildings: The 129 Military Air force Support Wing, the State Aircraft Factory, the Research & Technology Unit, the Security Guard Squadron, the Supply Warehouses and the National Meteorological Agency.
In the years before and during the time of the police raids the Greek "Office of Special Affairs" was not only under daily supervision by the European OSA-headquarters in Copenhagen through telexes and e-mails [Exh. No. 253], but was also regularly inspected by so-called "OSA-missions," consisting of "Sea Organization"-personnel, that had executive and administrative power over the personnel at the Greek OSA-office [Exh. No. 254]. The military document must have been therefore collected and stored with the knowledge of OSA EU-executives. The OSA Executive Directive from June 26th, 1995 made it mandatory for OSA-personnel to report "any important event that is occurring [Exh. No. 102]."