Espionage: U.S. Navy Engineer, Wife Busted And Charged Accordingly with selling submarine secrets

FILE PHOTO: Folder with the seal of the U.S. Department of Justice sits on a table at the U.N. in Geneva

Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana, who violated the Atomic Energy Act, by selling secret information about nuclear submarines to an undercover FBI agent who posed as an operative for a foreign country
were arrested on Saturday in West Virginia. They are scheduled to appear in a West Virginia federal court on Tuesday. This was disclosed by Justice Department on Sunday.
The Justice Department  also stated how a 42 years old Toebbe, a Navy nuclear engineer with top secret security clearance, sent a package of highly restricted data to yet  to be  identified country in 2020 and later started selling secrets for thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency to an unknown FBI agent who posed as a foreign official.
Furthermore,  that Toebbe, hid a digital memory card which contains documents about submarine nuclear reactors in half a peanut butter sandwich at a “dead drop” location in West Virginia, while his wife posed as lookout.
The federal court affidavit shows that the first memory card contained “militarily sensitive design elements, operating parameters and performance characteristics of Virginia-class submarine reactors, while the second memory card was concealed in a chewing gum package.
Toebbe and his wife Diana who hails from Annapolis, Maryland, were rewarded with a total sum of $100,000 cryptocurrency payments. In appreciation, they  placed another memory card at a drop site in West Virginia before they  were arrested and charged  with conspiracy and “communication of restricted data,” according to a criminal complaint.
Neither the court documents nor the Justice Department statement shows any Attorney listed for the Toebbes.

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