U.S. Navy engineer, wife charged with selling submarine secrets

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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. Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana, were arrested on Saturday in West Virginia and charged with violating the Atomic Energy Act, the Justice Department said in a statement. They are scheduled to appear in a West Virginia federal court on Tuesday. Toebbe, 42, a Navy nuclear engineer with top secret security clearance, sent a package of restric…

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