U.S.: Nuclear Engineer And Wife Charged With Trying To Sell Secrets

U.S.: Nuclear Engineer And Wife Charged With Trying To Sell Secrets

Andrew H. Sweet

The U.S. authorities arrested Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, who allegedly sold sensitive information to an undercover FBI agent. The agent had posed as a representative of a foreign power over a year.

In a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General Merrick Garland said: "The complaint charges a plot to transmit information relating to the design of our nuclear submarines to a foreign nation."

According to the Justice Department statement, Toebbe is an employee of the Department of the Navy, where he had served as a nuclear engineer on the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. He had top-secret security clearance and had access to restricted information.

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