Skip to comments.US Pentagon scientist arrested for 'agreeing to be Israeli spy'
Posted on 10/19/2009 3:51:46 PM PDT by SJackson
A scientist who worked for the US Defense Department, a White House space counsel and other agencies was arrested Monday on espionage charges.
Department said Stewart David Nozette, 52, of suburban Chevy Chase, Maryland, was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to communicate, deliver and transmit classified information to an individual he believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer.
The complaint does not allege that the government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf violated US law.
Nozette was arrested Monday by FBI agents. He is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court in Washington on Tuesday.
In an affidavit supporting the complaint that was unsealed Monday, FBI agent Leslie Martell said that on September 3, Nozette received a telephone call from an individual purporting to be an Israeli intelligence officer. The caller was an undercover FBI agent.
Nozette agreed to meet with the agent later that day at a hotel in Washington and in the subsequent meeting the two discussed Nozette's willingness to work for Israeli intelligence.
Nozette allegedly informed the agent that he had, in the past, held top security clearances and had access to US satellite information, the affidavit said.
Nozette also was alleged to have said he would be willing to answer questions about this information in exchange for money. The affidavit said the agent explained that the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, would arrange for a communication system so Nozette could pass on information in a post office box.
Nozette agreed to provide regular, continuing information and asked for an Israeli passport, the government alleged.
I see Barry has been reading “How to Slander the Mossad in 10 Easy Steps”.
No spying was even done....More BS from 0bama administration
Now the Obama Justice Dept. wouldn’t be doing this just to embarass Israel, would they?
Anything to turn the American people against Israel.. IMHO.. Not going to work..
Israel is the new enemy. The Muslims are our new friends.
Down is up, right is left . . . .
And Obama is a natural born American.
What a great arrangement...we send them billions of dollars of our hard-earned tax dollars each year...they turn around and use the money to spy on us...and nobody complains.
Isn't that entrapment?
"The complaint does not allege that the government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf violated US law."
Will this guy be so lucky?
No need to make excuses for this traitor.
Throw him in a rat infested cage with Pollard, Big Bubba, and 'Tiny' Leroy, until he dies of old age. And make sure he can't suicide his way out early.
Isn’t that entrapment?...No. Unless the FBI agent was asked “are you an FBI agent?” For instance, a bar owner sees what is obviously a drunk patron and the drunk asks for another drink. If he asks him are you a liquor agent and the guy says “No.” the bartender serves him, and then is thus arrested for selling to an obviously intoxicated person, he has a case of entrapment.
"What a great arrangement...we send them billions of dollars of our hard-earned tax dollars each year...they turn around and use the money to spy on us...and nobody complains."The problem began when we started giving equal amounts of $upport to the islami-nazi countries. Also I believe that Israel probably feels that they need more info on things than we're giving because if the US Gov't fails to defend Israel then it's up to Israel to save itself. I know one thing: Israel isn't going to use the info they get, through spying, back on us. I'd rather have Israel spying on us than China-North Korea-Russia.
No need for a trial comrade! Just put him against a wall and shoot him!
Barack Hussein Obama would be proud of you!
Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!
“No need for a trial comrade!”
no, that’s for al qaeda and other people that actually want to kill Americans.
Did you read the same article the rest of the responding FREEPERS did?
It was NOT an Israeli Agent he met with but an FBI Agent. The Israeli Government is not alleged to be involved in this.
And what exactly do you mean by 'we send them' and 'they turn around'? Got a problem with JEWS, BOY YOO?
Your wind seems to be coming from where the Sun doesn't shine!
It is generally understood that other countries have spies working in the United States. They are trying to get specific secret or top secret information about the US. The ChiComs do it aggressively. Russia does it aggressively. Israel in particularly aggressive and they share (for their own purposes) secret information with certain other countries.
A US citizen with a secret or higher clearance that will sell our nations technical secrets for money should be put where they will never again see the light of day. They are lower that whale dung and that is found at the bottom of the ocean. When such information in compromised, our overseas agents may be immediately killed or disappear never to be seen again. The US must take counter actions which cost millions of dollars and thousands of technical man hours of labor when such info gets into the wrong hands.
Like Jonathan Pollard never happened.
Like Jonathan Pollard, and many other Israeli spies, never happened.
>And what exactly do you mean by ‘we send them’ and ‘they turn around’?
I think it’s obvious that in this context “we” means the USA, and “they” means Israel.
Got a problem with PRONOUNS, BOY YOO?