Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges For Trying to Sell Submarine Secrets to Foreign Power: DOJ

Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges For Trying to Sell Submarine Secrets to Foreign Power: DOJ


A Maryland Navy nuclear engineer and his wife were arrested and charged with espionage after getting caught trying to sell nuclear submarine technology to a foreign power.

Jonathan Toebbe, 42, and his wife Diana, 45, both of Annapolis, were arrested on Saturday and charged with violations of the Atomic Energy Act.

According to the criminal complaint unsealed on Sunday, Jonathan Toebbe sent a package of sensitive Navy documents known as “Restricted Data concerning the design of nuclear-powered warships to an individual he believed was a representative of a foreign power. In actuality, that person was an undercover FBI agent.” the DOJ announced.

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“Jonathan Toebbe is an employee of the Department of the Navy who served as a nuclear engineer and was assigned to

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