Following the sell-out of data related to nuclear-powered warship design to an undercover FBI agent, a nuclear engineer together with his wife were imprisoned, being charged with espionage accusations that indicate the Atomic Energy Act’s violation.
Details on the Data Exchange
On the 1st of April 2020, a foreign government received a package with the following documents: “U.S. Navy documents, a letter containing instructions, and an S.D. card containing specific instructions on how COUNTRY 1 should respond using an encrypted communication platform, and additional documents.”, state the official documents.
The letter showed that Jonatan Toebe wanted to sell confidential documents like:
Printouts Digital media files with technical info Performance reports Operations manuals
The complaint charges a plot to transmit information relating to the design of our nuclear submarines to a foreign nation.
The FBI representative who was in the unmentioned country informed the FBI about this, the same court documents reveal. Following this, the FBI agent impersonating an allegedly COUNTRY 1 representative got in touch with Jonathan Toebbe in December 2020 by using an encrypted ProtonMail. The agent asked Toebbe to send extra U.S. Navy data to a dead drop location in the email exchanges that followed between