Cash, shredded papers seen at couple’s home in espionage case
WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI found a garbage bag of shredded documents, thousands of dollars in cash, latex gloves and a “go-bag” when they searched the home of a Maryland couple accused of attempting to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country, an agent testified on Wednesday.
Jonathan Toebbe, a Navy nuclear engineer, and his wife, Diana, were arrested in West Virginia this month. Prosecutors allege Jonathan Toebbe attempted to pass secrets about sophisticated and expensive Virginia-class submarines to someone he believed to be a representative of a foreign government but who was in fact an undercover FBI agent . The government accuses Diana Toebbe of having served as a lookout for her husband in several “dead drop” places where sensitive information has been left.