Charleston, WV (WOAY) – Court officials have sentenced a Navy engineer and his wife to lengthy prison terms following their plot to sell secrets about nuclear submarines.
A West Virginia federal court sentenced Jonathan Toebbe to over 19 years in prison. His wife, Dianne Toebbe, received a 22-year sentence after the judge disclosed that Diana Toebbe attempted to send her husband two letters from jail.
Prosecutors allege Jonathan Toebbe abused his access to top-secret government information and sold details about submarines.
The person he thought was a foreign government representative was an undercover FBI agent. Additionally, his wife admitted to acting as a lookout.