Argentine-born scientist to prison for providing US nuclear information to alleged Venezuelan agents

January 30, 2015 8:27 AM

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A U.S. judge sentenced an Argentine-born scientist, now a nationalized American, to five years in prison for providing secret nuclear information to an FBI agent posing as a Venezuelan government official, the Justice Department announced.

Mascheroni and wife worked for years in the high-security area of Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM with access to secret U.S. government information.

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