Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Yorktown Naval Engineer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

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A Yorktown engineer working for the Department of the Navy pleaded guilty to attempting to leak classified information about a U.S. naval aircraft carrier Monday.

Although the maximum punishment for this crime is life in prison, prosecutors have elected to recommend a sentence of eight to 11 years for Mostafa Ahmed Awwad after he accepted a plea deal in the Norfolk District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

The 36-year-old Saudi Arabia native attempted to share schematics of the USS Gerald R. Ford nuclear aircraft carrier . . . 

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