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Scientist who worked for gov’t accused of spying

Scientist who worked for gov’t accused of spying

The article linked above details how Stewart David Nozett was charged with attempting to communicate, deliver and transmit classified information, the Justice Department said. The complaint does not allege that the government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf violated U.S. law. Then it goes on to talk about how Nozette was arrested by FBI agents. He is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court in Washington on Tuesday. Law enforcement officials said Nozette did not immediately have a lawyer. Nozette worked in varying jobs for the Energy Department, NASA and — in 1989 and 1990 — the National Space Council in the president’s office. He developed the Clementine bi-static radar experiment that purportedly discovered water on the south pole of the moon. He worked at the Energy Department’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he designed highly advanced technology, from approximately 1990 to 1999. Along with a long list of government involvement Nozette performed some of this research and development at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in Arlington, Va., and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Then the article goes on to detail the account that Nozette had with the undercover FBI agent and on Oct. 1. Nozette was videotaped leaving a manila envelope in the post office box. FBI agents retrieved it and found a second set of answers. The responses contained information classified as both top secret and secret, on U.S. satellites, early warning systems, and means of defense or retaliation against large-scale attack, communications intelligence information, and major elements of defense strategy. Nozette also allegedly said that he would be willing to answer questions about this information in exchange for money. The agent explained that the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, would arrange for a communication system so Nozette could pass on information in a post office box.

For me, this article really shows how even the most developed countries are corrupt. In other countries you can pay your way through just about any sticky situation. People who have money in these countries even pay their way through school without ever studying. That is why most medical and legal officials get paid next to nothing unless a patient has money to pay them for superior services. This article shows that America is not immune to these types of extremes. Maybe it’s not as bad as other developing countries, but the fact that there was one person that could have caused a lot of trouble for the U.S working in such extensive fields of the government shows how susceptible we are for corruption. This guy got caught but think about how many others who don’t get caught and are out there right now trading information with countries. If this could happen in our government with all the checks and balances in place what is in store for us when we enter the business world?

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  1. mjmolner
    November 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I agree with you. That is crazy to even imagine that the United States could have people that are corrupt and work for other countries. I hope that people learn that what they are doing are wrong. The way our government is now, if something got out of hand things would get out of control. This extremely smart man who does studies for the United States could have easily given secrets away.

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