Judge Refuses Plea Deals for Pair Accused of Trying to Sell Nuclear Sub Intel
Treasonous US Navy Nuclear Engineer & Wife Forced to Withdraw Guilty Pleas
Cristal M Clark
On Tuesday, A US Federal Judge decided to reject the prosecution’s plea agreements with a treasonous couple who tried to sell off nuclear sub intel to foreign agents.
The case involved Jonathan and Diana Toebbe of Annapolis, Maryland who allegedly tried to sell secrets about American nuclear-powered warships.
It is important to note that Judges do not often reject plea deals so this is a welcome surprise for anyone watching, this couple deserves no deal whatsoever.
While US District Judge Gina Groh has said that she generally honours plea agreements, in this case she said the sentencing options were “strikingly deficient” considering the seriousness of the charges.
Nothing is more infuriating than seeing individuals get away with trying to sell military secrets or intel no matter which branch of the military. That potentially puts our armed forces into grave danger, as well as our country and our citizens.
The sentencing that the prosecution and the defendant’s lawyers agreed to?
A range for Jonathan of between 12 to 17 years in prison. Prosecutors said that the sentence would be one of the most significant imposed in modern times under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, and of course the Judge rightfully disagreed with that take. Prosecutors also sought 3 years for Diana.
This is the perfect example of prosecutors only caring about one thing, getting a plea deal on the books. This is a bit more serious than selling corporate intel, cocaine, meth, it deserves a very harsh sentence not a slap on the slap on the wrist. A clear message must be sent with regards to trying to sell military intel classified or not.
Judge Groh had this to say with regard to the matter: “The act to which the couple pleaded guilty was done for selfish and greedy reasons, but could have caused great harm to the Navy and to others.”
“I do not find any justifiable reasons for accepting either one of these plea agreements.”
According to the FBI, the treasonous couple began this little scheme in April of 2020, when Jonathan sent a package of Navy documents to a foreign government and wrote that he was interested in selling to that country operations manuals, performance reports and other sensitive information. He included in the package, which had a Pittsburgh return address, instructions to his supposed contact for how to establish a covert relationship with him.
Luckily these two dipshits were not bright enough so as to get their greedy little hands on actual classified top secret/sensitive intel that they could offer up.
On Tuesday prosecutors said that Jonathan obviously abused his access to top-secret clearance in an effort to obtain government information and repeatedly sold details via memory cards about the design elements and performance characteristics of Virginia-class submarines to someone he believed was a representative of a foreign government but who was actually an undercover FBI agent.
Whilst Diana, was accused of acting as a lookout at several prearranged “dead-drop” locations at which memory cards containing the secret information were left behind.
The memory cards were concealed in objects such as a chewing gum wrapper and a peanut butter sandwich, criminals spend more time and effort on coming up with ways to break laws. Such a pitiful waste.
By the way, during a December 2021 hearing, Diana’s lawyers denied some messages from 2019 that had been exchanged by the couple in which she had contemplated fleeing the United States so as to avoid arrest for this particular crime. Instead, the defense said it was contempt for then-President Donald Trump as the reason behind the couple’s emigration plans.
Right, not even a complete idiot would buy that story.
None of the information was classified as top secret, which falls into a third category considered confidential, which is of no matter, it does not change the fact that the couple delightfully attempted to commit treason. They most likely because they are inept thought what they were handing over was highly sought after and classified intel.
Jonathan held a top-secret security clearance through the Defense Department, and had agreed as part of the plea deal to help federal officials with locating and retrieving all classified information in his possession, as well as the cryptocurrency that had been paid to him.
It is looking as if the FBI is going to have to actually fucking investigate further and find all of the classified information Jonathan has themselves.
Let’s just hope that the prosecution can recover from the embarrassment of this and come back to the table with some real sentencing for this white trash couple. They deserve real enhanced sentencing, this is the goddman United States Navy, a branch of our armed forces, you do not offer a deal when anyone on the inside tries to sell off military intel, regardless of its classification, that is just bad form all around.
And Judge Gina Groh should be getting a round of applause for not accepting this plea agreement.
Cristal M Clark