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Why is he free?!!-----Thomas Patrick Cavanagh - Wikipedia

Thomas Patrick Cavanagh - Wikipedia

Thomas Patrick Cavanagh

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Thomas Patrick Cavanagh
OccupationAerospace engineer
Criminal chargeEspionage
PenaltyLife imprisonment

Thomas Patrick Cavanagh is an aerospace engineer who was sentenced in 1985 after being convicted of trying to sell stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.


Cavanagh was arrested at a hotel in Commerce, California, in December 1984, by FBI agents posing as Soviet spies. Cavanagh worked at Northrop, and at the time was undergoing a divorce, and was heavily in debt. He tried to sell classified technology and information for $25,000. The sum in 1984 is equivalent to $65,000 in 2021.

He was sentenced to life in prison.[1][2] He was released on parole on March 1, 2001.[3]

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