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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