Originally posted by kiwifoot
Cannot find this in US news yet but I'm sure it won't be long.
So I take it this Israeli Officer was an FBI or CIA agent acting as an Israeli?
[edit on 19-10-2009 by kiwifoot]
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Here it is in the Washington Post:
A Chevy Chase scientist was charged Monday with trying to sell top-secret information to Israel for $11,000, federal prosecutors said.
Stewart D. Nozette, 52, was arrested on a charge of attempted espionage and is being held pending an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, authorities said.
Authorities said the charges stemmed an undercover sting operation in which an FBI agent posed as an Israeli spy. Nozette allegedly passed the agent sensitive information through a "dead drop" at a D.C. post office in recent weeks, authorities said.
Nozette worked for the Energy Department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1990 through 1999, prosecutors said. He was credited with helping develop a radar in 1994 that suggested ice on the south pole of the moon.
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by MegaCurious
People wonder why I'm not and Israel fanboy....
People still call Assrael out allies?
With allies like this who needs enemies.
[edit on 19-10-2009 by SLAYER69]
Dr. Nozette currently serves as Principle Investigator and Chief Scientist of the joint NASA/DoD Mini RF program as President of Alliance for Competitive Technology (ACT) a non profit 501(c) scientific research organization. Earlier, Dr. Nozette had served as Program Manager, Exploration Technology for NASA Space Operations Mission Directorate and as the Deputy Program Manager and Chief Scientist for the Clementine Satellite Program, the first US mission to the moon since 1972.
Originally posted by R0BCROW75
How convenient- the LCROSS mission and the rumors surrounding it and then this comes out- makes me wonder if he's one of those guys leaking supposed top secret NASA footage all over youtube or maybe he could be one of Hoagland's contacts, maybe Wilcox- who knows...This stinks of conspiracy and the bad part of it is that nobody will see the very OBVIOUS connections here and this situation will be lost to the archives of oddball journalism.
Spotlight addict amatuer scientist/ufologist/stormchaser charged with felony hoax, careless Govnment scientist turncoat arrested, water on the moon- I'm sure there are more creative minds out there than mine who can tie all this together- sure has been an interesting last few weeks.
I want to see if this guy has the balls to turn this situation to his and our advantage and do his damned best to expose the pigs for what they are. Maybe a statement?
But we know that won't happen. maybe balloon guy and traitor scientist could reflect on this experience while playing dice in the yard with their new convict homies.
[edit on 20-10-2009 by R0BCROW75]
He also worked at the Energy Department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he designed highly advanced technology, from approximately 1990 to 1999.
To build a case against Nozette, FBI agents posed as officers of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, and the criminal complaint suggests why they thought their suspect would take the bait.
From 1998 to 2008, the complaint alleges, Nozette was a technical adviser for a consultant company that was wholly owned by the Israeli government. Nozette was paid about $225,000 over that period, the court papers say.
Then, in January of this year, Nozette allegedly traveled to another foreign country with two computer thumb drives and apparently did not return with them. Prosecutors also quote an unnamed colleague of Nozette who said the scientist said that if the U.S. government ever tried to put him in jail for an unrelated criminal offense, he would go to Israel or another foreign country and "tell them everything" he knows.
One answer contained information classified as secret, which concerned capabilities of a prototype overhead surveillance system. Nozette allegedly offered to reveal additional classified information that directly concerned nuclear weaponry, military spacecraft or satellites, and other major weapons systems.
On or about Sept. 10, 2009, undercover FBI agents left a letter in the designated post office box for Nozette. In the letter, the FBI asked Nozette to answer a list of questions concerning U.S. satellite information. The undercover agents also provided a $2,000 cash payment for Nozette. The serial numbers of the bills were recorded. Nozette retrieved the questions and the money from the post office the same day.
On or about Sept. 16, 2009, Nozette was captured on videotape leaving a manila envelope in the designated post office box in the District of Columbia. The next day, FBI agents retrieved the sealed manila envelope that Nozette had dropped off and found, among other things, a one-page document containing answers to the questions posed by the undercover agents and an encrypted computer thumb drive. One of answers provided by Nozette contained information classified as Secret, which concerned capabilities of a prototype overhead collection system. In addition, Nozette allegedly offered to reveal additional classified information that directly concerned nuclear weaponry, military spacecraft or satellites, and other major weapons systems.
Also on or about Sept. 17, 2009, undercover FBI agents left a second letter in the post office box for Nozette. In the letter, the FBI asked Nozette to answer another list of questions concerning U.S. satellite information. The FBI also left a cash payment of $9,000 in the post office box. Nozette allegedly retrieved the questions and the money from the post office box later that same day.
On or about October 1, 2009, Nozette was filmed on videotape leaving a manila envelope in the post office box. Later that day, FBI agents retrieved the manila envelope left by Nozette and found a second set of answers from him. The answers contained information classified as both Top Secret and Secret that concerned U.S. satellites, early warning systems, means of defense or retaliation against large-scale attack, communications intelligence information, and major elements of defense strategy.