Maryland man pleads responsible to attempting to promote nuclear secrets and techniques to overseas authorities
[ Editor’s Note: This guy was really an idiot, offering submarine propulsion technical intel by contacting a still unidentified US ally (possibly Australia), who of course passed the offer onto US authorities.
This puts Toebbe in the running for the ‘Dumb and Dumber Award’, with his wife getting an honorable mention, and kids that will be writing him letters while they finish growing up. He can now be a poster boy for others dreaming of such silly ‘legend in their own minds’ hallucinations.
His wife Diana seems to have gotten a pass, I assume to continue raising the kids, which will be a tough sentence in itself.
His real punishment will be what his kids will now suffer, but who knows. If he has the egomaniac disease, he will not care.
Onward we go to hunt down all the Trumper criminals. We may need a dedicated prison to hold them all before it is over. Donald will want the penthouse suite of course… Jim W. Dean ]
First printed February 15, 2022
Jonathan Toebbe, a nuclear engineer, pleaded not responsible in October and was detained pending trial. In Monday’s binding plea deal, Toebbe can be sentenced to between about 12 and a half and 17 and a half years in jail, and is required to show over and supply entry to all digital gadgets, accounts and every other recordsdata he might need.
He additionally consented to aiding federal officers with finding all labeled data he possesses, in addition to the cash the undercover FBI agent gave him whereas the federal government gathered proof.
“From on or about April 1, 2020 by Oct. 9, 2021, in Jefferson County, W.Va., and elsewhere, I conspired with Diana Toebbe to transmit restricted knowledge to a overseas nation in change for cost,” Jonathan Toebbe instructed Justice of the Peace Decide Robert Trumble throughout a listening to on Monday afternoon in Martinsburg, W.Va.
… “Please have your consultants study the paperwork,” the letter stated, in accordance with the FBI. “I believe they might agree that your nation’s try and develop a [redacted] can be enormously aided.”
… “Toebbe labored with and had entry to data regarding naval nuclear propulsion together with data associated to navy delicate design components, working parameters and efficiency traits of the reactors for nuclear powered warships,” the Justice Division stated in a information launch on Monday afternoon.
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