Scientist, Wife Charged With Offering to Sell Nuclear Secrets To Venezuela

September 17, 2010

US (ChattahBox U.S. News) – A scientist and his wife, both formerly employees at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, have been arrested for plotting to sell nuclear secrets to Venezuela.

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni originally came to the attention of federal investigators in October of last year, when their home was searched and various items such as letters and computers were seized. They were not officially arrested and charged until this week.

According to the Telegraph, Mascheroni came in contact with agents pretending to be from the Venezuelan government. Using an email address specifically for the purpose and asking to be called ‘Luke’, he told the agents that he could get them nuclear capabilities within 10 years.

His proposal was a system of duel planets, one under ground to manufacture plutonium and one above ground to create nuclear energy. He allegedly said he was prepared to lead the project, and his wife is believed to have been prepared to aid it as well.

If the two are found guilty they can face life sentences for the 22 charges.


Comments

2 Responses to “Scientist, Wife Charged With Offering to Sell Nuclear Secrets To Venezuela”

  1. Joe Neal on September 19th, 2010 7:24 pm

    The lead paragraph is totally misleading. It implies that Venezuela was involved in obtaining nuclear secrets. Instead it should read couple charged with trying to sell nuclear secrets to the FBI.

    This is the kind of Chicken Sh*t journalism that got us into the Iraq war when one of the reasons we went to war was because Niger was trying to sell yellow cake to Iraq which was totally false.
    I feel it was used to step up the propaganda against Venezuela in the same way. Anyone not reading the article will see that it was the FBI who said they wanted to buy secrets for Venezuela, but by then most people would have came to the conclusion that somehow Venezula was involved.

  2. olivia on September 20th, 2010 10:37 am

    Joe Neal – Perhaps people should read through an entire article, especially when it is only a few hundred words long, instead of jumping to conclusions about the content.

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