Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are accused of a plot to sell design information about sophisticated Virginia-class submarines to a representative of a foreign government. Photo: US Navy via AFP
Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are accused of a plot to sell design information about sophisticated Virginia-class submarines to a representative of a foreign government. Photo: US Navy via AFP
Espionage

Submarine spy case couple wanted to leave US out of contempt for Donald Trump, not to flee arrest, lawyer says

  • Prosecutors called Diana Toebbe a flight risk, citing a message to her husband saying she thought they would be ‘welcomed and rewarded’ by a foreign government
  • She and spouse Jonathan Toebbe, a Navy engineer, face espionage charges for allegedly attempting to sell US submarine secrets

Topic |   Espionage
Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are accused of a plot to sell design information about sophisticated Virginia-class submarines to a representative of a foreign government. Photo: US Navy via AFP
Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are accused of a plot to sell design information about sophisticated Virginia-class submarines to a representative of a foreign government. Photo: US Navy via AFP
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