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Fri Nov 11, 2022, 01:23 PM

US couple jailed for trying to sell navy secrets to foreign government

A federal judge has handed lengthy prison sentences to a US navy engineer and his wife for a plot to sell secrets about nuclear submarines to a person they thought was a representative of a foreign government, citing the “great danger” they posed to US security.

Prosecutors said Toebbe abused his access to top secret government information and repeatedly sold details about the design and performance of Virginia-class submarines to someone he believed was a representative of a foreign government but who was actually an undercover FBI agent.
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Diana Toebbe, 46, who was teaching at a private school in Maryland when the couple were arrested last October, admitted she acted as a lookout at several prearranged “dead drop” locations, where memory cards containing the secret information were left behind.

The US district judge Gina Groh sentenced Jonathan Toebbe to more than 19 years and his wife, Diana Toebbe, to nearly 22 years. In August she had rejected earlier plea agreements that had called for reduced sentencing guidelines.
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None of the information was classified as top secret or secret, falling into a third category considered confidential, according to previous testimony.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/10/us-judge-hands-long-sentences-diana-jonathan-toebbe-couple-plot-sell-navy-secrets|

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Well then, all things being equal, seems like TFGs case ought to result in 22 years at a minimum. No?

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Reply US couple jailed for trying to sell navy secrets to foreign government (Original post)
KPN Nov 11 OP
world wide wally Nov 11 #1
MagickMuffin Nov 11 #2
Mariana Nov 11 #3
peggysue2 Nov 11 #5
KPN Nov 11 #6
peggysue2 Nov 11 #7
KPN Nov 11 #8
peggysue2 Nov 11 #9
SheltieLover Nov 11 #4
Johnny2X2X Nov 11 #10
skypilot Nov 11 #11

Response to KPN (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 01:50 PM

1. That's what they get for competing with Trump

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 01:56 PM

2. Why is Diana's sentence longer than her traitor husband Jonathan?



Jonathan stole the files, Diana was only the lookout watcher. I think their sentences should be the same length of time.

22 years sounds about right to me!


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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 01:59 PM

3. It is explained in the OP's excerpt.

In August she had rejected earlier plea agreements that had called for reduced sentencing guidelines.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:10 PM

5. From the article, she refused the plea deal, probably thought she could get off

Not a good decision on her part. They both received what they deserved for compromising national security for a payout. In fact, I wouldn't be upset if they threw away the key to both their cells.

Sickening betrayal.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:15 PM

6. She also got caught having sent a letter to her husband whiled they were both in jail awaiting trial

telling him to deny that she had anything to do with it and then flush the letter down the toilrt. The letter was intercepted. Judge said he factored that in.

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Response to KPN (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:22 PM

7. Ahhhh . . .

Not only a traitor but a dumb criminal putting things in writing while in jail.

Frigging amazing! Thanks for the extra info.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:30 PM

8. " Not only a traitor but a dumb criminal putting things in writing ..."

Sorta like TFG! All idiots!

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Response to KPN (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:31 PM

9. LOL!!

You can't make this stuff up!

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:03 PM

4. Toss them in a cell with tfg

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:34 PM

10. I thought this thread would be about Ivanka and Jared.

Darn.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:41 PM

11. And all for $100,000 in cryptocurrency.

In CRYPTOCURRENCY. WTF?!

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