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Couple Indicted for Trying to Sell Nuclear Secrets to Foreign Country


Couple Indicted for Trying to Sell Nuclear Secrets to Foreign Country
, NewsWeek,
BY TORIA BARNHART ON 10/19/21 
  couple from Maryland charged with trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country was indicted following their arrest earlier this month, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Jonathan, 42, and Diane Toebbe, 45, of Annapolis, each faces a single count of conspiracy to communicate restrictive data and two counts of communication of restricted data.

The couple was arrested in West Virginia on October 9 by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and charged with violating the Atomic Energy Act—a federal law that assures the proper management of nuclear materials and their byproducts.

“The complaint charges a plot to transmit information relating to the design of our nuclear submarines to a foreign nation,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The work of the FBI, Department of Justice prosecutors, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Department of Energy was critical in thwarting the plot charged in the complaint and taking this first step in bringing the perpetrators to justice.”…….

Jonathan continued speaking with this person for months and agreed to sell the information for thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency,……….. https://www.newsweek.com/couple-indicted-trying-sell-nuclear-secrets-foreign-country-1640644

October 23, 2021 - Posted by | Legal, USA

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