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Woman charged in submarine spy case to remain locked up

Oct. 21, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland woman charged along with her husband in a plot to sell submarine secrets to a foreign country must remain behind bars after a judge on Thursday determined she was a flight risk and a danger to national security. Lawyers for Diana Toebbe had...

Turkish media: Russians held over targeting of Chechens

Oct. 21, 2021 04:37 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Six suspects, including four Russians, have been jailed pending trial over an alleged plot against Chechen dissidents in Turkey, state broadcaster TRT News reported Thursday. The suspects have been held on charges of “political and military...

FBI: Cash, shredded papers seen at couple's home in spy case

Oct. 20, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI found a trash 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 trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country, an agent testified...

Spanish court rules to extradite Venezuela spy chief to US

Oct. 20, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of a former Venezuelan spy chief to the United States where he is wanted on charges of drug trafficking and belonging to a terror organization. Retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade...

Federal trial underway in aviation espionage case

Oct. 20, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The trial of a Chinese national charged with trying to steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies is underway in federal court in Cincinnati. The government alleges that beginning in December 2013, Yanjun Xu recruited...

US: Couple accused in submarine espionage case indicted

Oct. 19, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland couple arrested earlier this month on charges of trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country have been indicted, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Federal prosecutors say Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are...

Couple in submarine spy case to remain held; hearing set

Oct. 12, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Maryland couple charged in a plot to sell sensitive U.S. submarine secrets to a foreign government will remain behind bars for now, a judge said Tuesday in granting a detention request from prosecutors. Jonathan and Diana Toebbe each made brief...

Iran arrests 10 it says spied for foreign intel agencies

Oct. 12, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has arrested 10 people in a southern province it says are linked to foreign intelligence services, the official IRNA news agency reported Tuesday. The report said Iran's intelligence agency arrested the 10 after “sophisticated and...

Prosecutors seek detention in Navy submarine espionage case

Oct. 11, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked Monday that a Navy engineer remain locked up as they press forward with charges that he tried to sell submarine secrets to a foreign country. The detention memo for Jonathan Toebbe was filed ahead of an expected appearance in...

Navy nuclear engineer charged with trying to pass secrets

Oct. 10, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy nuclear engineer with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI...