US navy engineer who hid card of classified files in a sandwich charged with selling submarine secrets

A US navy engineer who hid a memory card loaded with classified files in a peanut butter sandwich and left it at a “dead drop” location has been charged with selling secrets about nuclear submarines.

Jonathan Toebbe is alleged to have sent a package of restricted data to an unidentified country last year, and later began selling secrets to an undercover FBI agent posing as a foreign official, the Justice Department said.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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