Friday, February 6, 2015

FBI: Former Los Alamos Lab Workers Sentenced

The FBI web site offers a piece on the Los Alamos lab workers who tried to sell nuclear weapon secrets to an FBI undercover agent.

The reasons why he did it varied—he carried a grudge against his employer, he was frustrated with the U.S. government, he needed money, and he desired power and respect. But motivations aside, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, a scientist formerly employed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, broke the law when he sold some of our nation’s nuclear secrets to an individual he thought was a foreign government official. He also involved his wife—a Los Alamos employee at the time—in his illegal activities.

Both were charged and eventually pled guilty in connection with the plot. Last month, Pedro Mascheroni was sentenced to a federal prison term, while his wife—Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni—was sentenced last summer.

You can read the rest of the piece and watch the FBI video via the below link: 

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