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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Traitors for Hugo

Hmm.  Is it just me or does this sound like the dumbest couple in America:

A scientist and his wife who both once worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory were arrested Friday after an FBI sting operation and charged with conspiring to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela.

After their arrest, the two appeared in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M.

They were accused of dealing with an FBI undercover agent posing as a Venezuelan agent. The government did not allege that Venezuela or anyone working for it sought U.S. secrets.

The pair were indicted for allegedly communicating classified nuclear weapons data to a person they believed to be a Venezuelan government official.

The basic story is that Mascheroni, age 75, and his wife, age 67, met with the agent and eventually gave him a document that would start Venezuela’s nuclear program. He was supposed to get $800,000.

We’ll see what comes out of this, but this sounds really dumb.  Say what you want about the Rosenbergs or Pollard.  At least they sold nuclear secrets to the right guys.  They didn’t just lay them out for the first guy who rolled up claiming to be from Venezuela.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 09/18/10 at 07:18 PM in Politics   Law, & Economics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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