FBI: U.S. Physicist Promised Venezuela Nuclear Secrets, Bomb for New York

January 29, 2015 8:16 PM

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FBI: U.S. Physicist Promised Venezuela Nuclear Secrets, Bomb for New York

A court in Albuquerque has sentenced Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, a U.S. physicist of Argentine descent, to five years in prison for attempting to sell an undercover FBI agent U.S. nuclear secrets, as well as promising a bomb that could severely impair functions in New York City.

Mascheroni and his wife, who worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, believed that he was speaking to a representative of the Venezuelan government when he vowed that he could build the socialist nation 40 nuclear weapons and a bomb that would disable New York’s electrical wiring without killi...

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