7/15/1992..."At the time of [Smyth's] disappearance, the US did not have any reliable information that the Israelis were enriching uranium via uranium hexafloride. That information did not surface for another year until an individual named [redacted] detailed drawings and photographs of Dimona, Israel's nuclear research center, to the London Times."
"When they repeatedly asked if proper licenses had been obtained and, on 7/24/1982, they resigned. During January, 1983, MILCO's Huntington Beach offices were burglarized and [redacted] filed a report with the FBI. The FBI advised the US Customs Service of these activities, and during May, 1983, Customs realized that the 'tubes' were actually mentioned highly-restricted krytrons."
During December, 1984, a US Attorney [redacted] began a plea bargaining negotiations with [Smyth] regarding the illegal sales in efforts to get [Smyth] to provide the government with information regarding [Milchan's] illegal activities. These negotiations failed, and in May, 1984, Smyth was indicted on 30 counts of smuggling and making fase statements, based on 15 shipments of krytrons to Israel [Smyth faced the possibility of 105 years in prison]. Notes on individuals involved in Iran-Contra affair, disruption of Iraqi nuclear reactor through sabotage.
8/14/1992: Secret record of secure telephone call from special agent in charge of Los Angeles field office to a special agent in Portland on 7/16/1992
8/17/1992: Record of a routine search on 8/17/1992.
2/25/1993: Priority message to the FBI Director and the Los Angeles office that "...during the later part of next week, during an NBC Nightly News broadcast, Tom Brokaw would reveal the background story of...MILCO". Of course, Brokaw and the FBI did not know half of what has since been reveal by the book Confidential, published years later.
3/29/1993: Message distribution to national and international offices. "The enclosed is for your information. If used in a future report, conceal all sources of paraphrase contents...This entire communication is classified SECRET. LA is requested to furnish a communication regarding the status of this pending matter to CI-2F Unit." (Confidential Informant).
4/23/1993: Message to FBI Director. "Enclosed for Los Angeles is one videotaped copy of two installments of NBC Nightly News that highlights some of the information that was provided to the Bureau and Los Angeles..."
11/30/1993: Message distribution to national and international offices. "The enclosed is for your information. If used in a future report, conceal all sources of paraphrase contents... This entire communication is classified SECRET. LA is advised to provide an appropriate UCFN for captioned matter," (Universal Case File Number).
06/05/1996: Open source news database information and "Who's Who in America, 1996" entry on smuggling case. "Case Agent [redacted] has requested that this matter be placed in a closed status at this time."
news clipping, The New york Times, Saturday, May 1985 "Israelis Deny Knowing of Export Bar for Device Usable in A-Bomb", by Thomas Friedman. News clippings The Washington Post, May 15, 1985 "US Asks Israel to Account for Nuclear Timing Devices" by John M Goshko.
12/28/2011: FOIA release letter.