US scientist jailed for trying to n

January 30, 2015 6:39 AM

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A former scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US has been sentenced to five years in jail for attempting to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.

A BBC News report notes that Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni pleaded guilty in 2013 to delivering secrets to an undercover FBI agent, who he thought was a Venezuelan official. Pedro Mascheroni (79) is originally from Argentina. His wife was also sentenced to one year in prison. According to court document...

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