R - v Simon Finch: Official Secrets Act Breach, Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced. Prosecuted by Karen Robinson

Simon Finch, a former defence worker has been jailed for disclosing “damaging” and top secret details of a UK missile system, which he initially claimed to have shared with “hostile states”. 

Karen Robinson was instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the prosecution of Simon Finch for recording and disclosing information in breach of the Official Secrets Act .

Simon Finch, 50, from Swansea, was charged with recording and disclosing secret defence information on or before 28 October 2018 and of failing to give the authorities access codes to three electronic devices between 17 September and 2 October last year.  He worked in a variety of roles in the defence industry - with the Ministry of Defence and two private companies, BAE Systems and QinetiQ.

Simon Finch pleaded guilty to breaching the Official Secrets Act after two weeks in trial.  He was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison at the Old Bailey on Tuesday 10th November.

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