Leonardo Mascheroni Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Nuclear Weapons Conspiracy

February 2, 2015 12:12 AM

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Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, who is originally from Argentina, is an 80-year-old nuclear scientist who was arrested back in 2010 as a result of a federal sting operation in which he promised an undercover agent posing as a Venezuelan intelligence official that he could help the county develop a nuclear bomb within 10 years, the 22-count indictment indicated according to the Washington Times.

Tech Times reported that the rogue nuclear scientist promised to offer information which could assist the oil-rich country with the construction of 40 nuclear missiles by the 2030.

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