Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Wife Sentenced for Espionage-Related Offenses

(DOJ) A Maryland man and his wife were sentenced today for conspiracy to communicate Restricted Data related to the design of nuclear-powered warships. Jonathan Toebbe, 44, of Annapolis, was sentenced today to 232 months, over 19 years, of incarceration. His wife, Diana Toebbe, 46, was sentenced to 262 months, more than 21 years, of incarceration. The […]

Former U.S. Military Pilot Sentenced for Acting as Paid Agent of the Government of the People’s Republic of China and Lying on National Security Background Forms

(DOJ) Former U.S. Army helicopter pilot-turned-civilian-contractor Shapour Moinian, 67, of San Diego, was sentenced in federal court today to 20 months in prison for acting as an agent of the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and accepting thousands of dollars from representatives of the Chinese government to provide aviation-related information from his […]

Congressional Staffer Fired After Ties to Chinese Embassy Revealed

(NR) A congressional staffer was fired after her outreach to other congressional aides allegedly on behalf of the Chinese embassy was revealed this week, National Review has learned. After an investigation found that the staffer had acted improperly, her boss, Representative Don Beyer, swiftly removed her. “Congressman Beyer was totally unaware of these activities prior […]

Are we living in a movie? 1981 movie describes today’s world.

With all the absolute craziness going on in the world today, do you ever feel like you’re living in a movie? Here’s a short excerpt from a 1981 movie called “Early Warning” that about describes everything we’re going through. See how many things you recognize are happening today. Watch the whole movie here. What’s missing […]

DOD Releases List of People’s Republic of China (PRC) Military Companies Operating in the US

(DOD) The Department of Defense released the names of “Chinese military companies” operating directly or indirectly in the United States in accordance with the statutory requirement of Section 1260H of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. The Department is determined to highlight and counter the PRC Military-Civil Fusion strategy, which supports the […]

Former NSA Employee Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges

This case started and got wrapped up fast and his employment at NSA was only one month? (DOJ) A Colorado Springs man will make his initial appearance in federal court today on charges that he attempted to transmit classified National Defense Information (NDI) to a representative of a foreign government. Jareh Sebastian Dalke, 30, was […]

Former U.S. Military Pilot Admits Acting as Paid Agent of China and Lying on National Security Background Forms

(DOJ) A former U.S. Army helicopter pilot-turned-civilian-contractor pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting that he acted as an unregistered agent of China and accepted thousands of dollars from representatives of the Chinese government to provide aviation-related information from his defense-contractor employers. He also pleaded guilty to making related false statements during national security background […]

Chinese National Sentenced for Economic Espionage Conspiracy

(DOJ) A Chinese national formerly residing in Chesterfield, Missouri, was today sentenced to 29 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release and a $150,000 fine for conspiring to commit economic espionage. Xiang Haitao, 44, pleaded guilty to the charge in January 2022.  According to court documents, Xiang conspired to steal a trade […]

Professor working on U.S. government funded research hides ties to China Government

(DOJ) A former University of Kansas (KU) professor was today convicted by a federal jury on three counts of wire fraud and one count of false statements after he deliberately concealed that he was also employed by a government-affiliated university in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), while working on U.S. government funded research at […]

Former GE Power Engineer Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Economic Espionage

(DOJ) A federal jury convicted a New York man of conspiracy to commit economic espionage following a four-week jury trial. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Xiaoqing Zheng, 59, of Niskayuna, was employed at GE Power & Water in Schenectady, New York, as an engineer specializing in sealing technology. He worked at GE […]

Naval Flight Officer Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Lying About Connection With China

(DOJ) A Florida man was sentenced today to four years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to violate U.S. firearms laws, making false written statements to federally licensed firearms dealers during the purchase of two firearms, and making false written statements as part of a security clearance background investigation. Fan Yang, […]

Wife of Maryland Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty to Espionage-Related Offense

(DOJ) A Maryland woman pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to communicate Restricted Data related to the design of nuclear-powered warships. Her husband pleaded guilty to the same offense on Monday, Feb. 14. Diana Toebbe, 46, of Annapolis, was arrested on Oct. 9, 2021, for knowingly and voluntarily joining a conspiracy with her husband, Jonathan Toebbe, […]

Maryland Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty to Espionage-Related Offense

(DOJ) A Maryland man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to communicate restricted data related to the design of nuclear-powered warships to a person he believed was a representative of a foreign nation. Jonathan Toebbe, 43, of Annapolis, was arrested on Oct. 9, 2021, after he placed an SD card at a pre-arranged “dead drop” at […]

Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Economic Espionage Conspiracy

(DOJ) Xiang Haitao, 44, a Chinese national formerly residing in Chesterfield, Missouri, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit economic espionage. According to court documents, Xiang conspired to steal a trade secret from Monsanto, an international company based in St. Louis, for the purpose of benefitting a foreign government, namely the People’s Republic of China. […]

Former Defense Contractor Arrested for Attempted Espionage

(DOJ) A South Dakota man was arrested last night in Lead, South Dakota, on criminal charges related to his alleged espionage attempts. According to court documents, John Murray Rowe Jr., 63, of Lead, attempted to provide classified national defense information to the Russian government. According to the complaint, Rowe, who is originally from Massachusetts, was employed […]