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Klaus Fuchs' Statement of Offense

February 28, 1950
On January 27, 1950 Klaus Fuchs, a British Scientist who had worked on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos during the war, confessed to being a Soviet spy. On March 1, 1950 he was tried and found guilty at the Old Bailey in London.

COUNSEL :-

H.M. Attorney-General, K.C., M.P.,
Law Officer's Department,
Strand, W.C.2

Mr. Christmas Humphreys,
1 Temple Gardens, E.C.4.

Mr. R. E. Seaton,
1 Garden Court, Temple, E.C.4.

WITNESSES :-

ARNOLD, HENRY

SKARDON, WILLIAM JAMES

PERRIN, MICHAEL WILLCOX

BURT, Leonard

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT

28th FEBRUARY SESSIONS, 1950


THE KING
-v-
KLAUS EMIL JULIUS FUCHS


KLAUS EMIL JULIUS FUCHS is charged with the following offenses :-

1.STATEMENT OF OFFENSE

COMMUNICATING INFORMATION, contrary to Section 1 (1)(o) of the Official Secrets Act, 1911.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENSE

KLAUS EMIL JULIUS FUCHS on a day in 1943 in the City of Birmingham for a purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the State, communicated to a person unknown, information relating to atomic research which was calculated to be or might have been or was intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy.

2.STATEMENT OF OFFENSE

COMMUNICATING INFORMATION, contrary to Section 1 (1)(o) of the Official Secrets Act, 1911.


PARTICULARS OF OFFENSE

KLAUS EMIL JULIUS FUCHS being a British Subject of a day unknown between the 31st December 1943, and the 1st August 1944, in the City of New York in the United States of America for a purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the State communicated to a person unknown information relating to atomic research which was calculated to be or might have been or was intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy.

3.STATEMENT OF OFFENSE

COMMUNICATING INFORMATION, contrary to Section 1(1)(o) of the Official Secrets Act, 1911.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENSE

KLAUS EMIL JULIUS FUCHS being a British Subject on a day unknown in February 1945, at Boston Massachusetts in the United States of America for a purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the State communicated to a person unknown information relating to atomic research which was calculated to be or might have been or was intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy.

4.STATEMENT OF OFFENSE

COMMUNICATING INFORMATION, contrary to Section 1(1)(o) of the Official Secrets Act, 1911.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENSE

KLAUS EMIL JULIUS FUCHS on a day in 1947, in the County of Berks for a purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the State communicated to a person unknown information relating to atomic research which was calculated to be or might have been or was intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy.

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