A Maryland couple arrested in W.VA. for trying to sell sensitive data

ABC radio is reporting that a Maryland couple were arrested on Saturday in Jefferson County West Virginia.

The couple are accused of attempting to sell restricted data concerning the design of nuclear powered warships.

The arrest came after the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service set up a sting to convince the couple they were selling information to a foreign power.

The arrest came after the couple agreed to pass on the sensitive information.

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are scheduled to appear in federal court in Martinsburg West Virginia Oct. 12 and are facing possible life in prison for violating the Atomic Energy Act.

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