Nuclear Spies Still Exist. They’re Just Old

Posted: September 17, 2010 in Uncategorized
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McPaper reports a FBI sting has resulted in indictments against a pair of former Los Alamos National Laboratory contract employees.  The two have been charged with conspiring to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon.

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 75, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 67, a U.S. citizen, were contract employees at Los Alamos. He is a physicist who worked at lab from 1979 to 1988 and…She worked as a technical writer/editor between 1981 and this year.

According to the 22-count indictment, returned yesterday, Pedro Mascheroni told an undercover agent that he could help develop a bomb within 10 years…(and) allegedly asked the undercover officer about obtaining Venezuelan citizenship and described how he expected to be paid $793,000 for his efforts.

No allegations regarding the Venezuelan government’s involvement have been made.

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