US couple arrested for selling nuclear warship information

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Washington (AFP) – A US couple has been arrested in the state of West Virginia for allegedly selling information on nuclear warships to what they believed was a foreign state, the Justice Department said Sunday. Jonathan Toebbe, who worked as a nuclear engineer for the US Navy, and his wife Diana — both in their forties — were arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Saturday and charged with violating the Atomic Energy Act in a criminal complaint, the Justice Department said in a statement. For nearly a year, the couple “sold information known as restricted data concerning the …

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