FBI Arrest US Nuclear Submarine Engineer And His Wife Trying To Sell US Nuclear Secrets To A Foreign Country

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Daily Mail: US nuclear submarine engineer and his wife are charged with passing secrets to a foreign government hidden in PEANUT BUTTER sandwiches after being paid $70,000 in crypto – but they were actually dealing with undercover FBI agents 

* Navy nuclear engineer Jonathan Toebe, 42, and wife, Diana, 49, were charged Saturday with selling secret information to an unidentified foreign country 

* The classified information contained military secrets, specifically on the nuclear Virginia-class submarines 

* Court records show that Toebe unwittingly communicated with FBI agents about these secrets in a scheme that stretched from December 2020 until now 

* Toebbe received separate cryptocurrency payments totaling $100,000, according to the Justice Department 

* He and his wife have been charged with conspiracy and ‘communication of restricted data,’ according to a criminal complaint obtained by Dailymail.com 

A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife have been charged with selling secret information about nuclear submarines to an undercover FBI agent who posed as an operative for a foreign country, the Justice Department said on Sunday. 

In a criminal complaint detailing espionage-related charges against Jonathan Toebbe, 42, and his wife Diana, 45, the government said he sold information for nearly the past year to a foreign power representative. 

The FBI says in April 2020 Toebbe sent a package of Navy documents to a foreign government and wrote that he was interested in selling information on Virginia-class nuclear submarine reactors.  

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