P. Leonardo Mascheroni Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

February 2, 2015 12:22 PM

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P. Leonardo Mascheroni Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

An 80-year-old nuclear scientist, P. Leonardo Mascheroni, has been sentenced to five years in prison for trying to pass on classified nuclear weapons’ information to a Venezuelan agent.

Back in 1963, former researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico immigrated to the US from Argentina and attained a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. Back in 1972, he became a US citizen.

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