Navy Engineer and Wife Charged with Attempting to Share Sub Secrets

An engineer in the U.S. Navy and his wife were charged with attempting to share secrets on submarine technology with another country. Court documents revealed this weekend show that Jonathan Toebbe, has been accused of trying to sell information on the nuclear propulsion system of Virginia-class attack submarines. Toebbe had clearances in nuclear engineering.

He was a member of the Navy Reserve and worked for a year or more in the top officer in the Navy’s office. Russia and China would be interested details of U.S. submarine propulsion, however, some reports say the unsolicited offer might have been a more friendly country than either of those two.