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KPN

(15,632 posts)
Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:23 PM Nov 2022

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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US couple jailed for trying to sell navy secrets to foreign government (Original Post) KPN Nov 2022 OP
That's what they get for competing with Trump world wide wally Nov 2022 #1
Why is Diana's sentence longer than her traitor husband Jonathan? MagickMuffin Nov 2022 #2
It is explained in the OP's excerpt. Mariana Nov 2022 #3
From the article, she refused the plea deal, probably thought she could get off peggysue2 Nov 2022 #5
She also got caught having sent a letter to her husband whiled they were both in jail awaiting trial KPN Nov 2022 #6
Ahhhh . . . peggysue2 Nov 2022 #7
" Not only a traitor but a dumb criminal putting things in writing ..." KPN Nov 2022 #8
LOL!! peggysue2 Nov 2022 #9
Toss them in a cell with tfg SheltieLover Nov 2022 #4
I thought this thread would be about Ivanka and Jared. Johnny2X2X Nov 2022 #10
And all for $100,000 in cryptocurrency. skypilot Nov 2022 #11

MagickMuffin

(15,918 posts)
2. Why is Diana's sentence longer than her traitor husband Jonathan?
Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:56 PM
Nov 2022


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!


Mariana

(14,854 posts)
3. It is explained in the OP's excerpt.
Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:59 PM
Nov 2022
In August she had rejected earlier plea agreements that had called for reduced sentencing guidelines.

peggysue2

(10,819 posts)
5. From the article, she refused the plea deal, probably thought she could get off
Fri Nov 11, 2022, 03:10 PM
Nov 2022

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.

KPN

(15,632 posts)
6. She also got caught having sent a letter to her husband whiled they were both in jail awaiting trial
Fri Nov 11, 2022, 03:15 PM
Nov 2022

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.

peggysue2

(10,819 posts)
7. Ahhhh . . .
Fri Nov 11, 2022, 03:22 PM
Nov 2022

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

Frigging amazing! Thanks for the extra info.

KPN

(15,632 posts)
8. " Not only a traitor but a dumb criminal putting things in writing ..."
Fri Nov 11, 2022, 03:30 PM
Nov 2022

Sorta like TFG! All idiots!

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