The former Navy Nuclear engineer and his wife used a bubble gum package and peanut butter sandwich to hide SD card with sensitive data and sell it to undercover FBI agents.
According to a press release from the us Department of Justice (doj), the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) collaborated to arrest a Navy nuclear engineer named Jonathan Toebbe, 42, and his wife Diana Toebbe, 45, from Annapolis, Maryland, for their alleged involvement in selling military secrets to a foreign government.
Reportedly, the couple tried to sell confidential information on US submarine nuclear reactors. The duo was arrested from Jefferson County, West virginia, on October 9, 2021, and will be presented before a federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia, on October 12.
About the Charges
As per the details shared by the DoJ, the Toebbes are the prime suspects in a scheme to sell sensitive data about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to a representative of a foreign government.
However, that representative was actually an undercover FBI agent. Consequently, a criminal complaint was lodged against the couple in which they were charged for espionage,