U.S. Nuclear Engineer Accused Of Trying To Sell Secrets To Foreign Power; Wife Also Arrested

U.S. Nuclear Engineer Accused Of Trying To Sell Secrets To Foreign Power; Wife Also Arrested


A husband and wife from Maryland have been arrested for allegedly trying to pass on secrets from U.S. nuclear submarine technology to a foreign power, the Department of Justice announced Sunday.

Jonathan Toebbe, 42, and Diana Toebbe, 45, were arrested in West Virginia on Sunday for allegedly trying to sell restricted data to someone Jonathan believed worked for a foreign power. But according to the DOJ, Jonathan Toebbe and his wife were actually trying to sell the data to an undercover agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“The complaint charges a plot to transmit information relating to the design of our nuclear submarines to a foreign nation,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland in a statement. “The work of the FBI, Department of Justice prosecutors, the Naval

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