US Navy couple accused of selling submarine secrets pleads not guilty

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A former US Navy engineer and his wife pleaded not guilty to charges of a year-long sting from the FBI in which the couple allegedly sold classified nuclear submarine plans to a man they believed to be That he worked for a foreign government.

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The couple — Jonathan and Diana Tobe of Annapolis, Maryland — returned to federal court in West Virginia on October 20, a day after the US Department of Justice indicted for conspiracy to transmit restricted data and two counts of communication of restricted data. announced.

The charges follow his arrest on October 9 and a federal complaint detailing the alleged plan.

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If found guilty, he faces life imprisonment. Mr Tobe has waived his right to a custodial trial and will remain in prison until the trial begins.

The couple appeared in orange jumpsuits and handcuffs during their second personal hearing, broadcast via teleconference, in the court of Magistrate Judge Robert Trumbull in the Northern District of West Virginia.

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