[ISN] Submarine expert arrested after 'attempting to hand over Navy's secrets to FBI agents posing as Russian spies'

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 03:32:36 -0600 (CST)

By Daily Mail Reporter
6 December 2012

Former U.S. Navy submarine warfare specialist Robert Patrick Hoffman II 
was arrested Thursday morning on charges of turning over classified 
information to undercover FBI agents posing as representatives of the 
Russian Federation.

Hoffman, 39, of Virginia, allegedly gave the agents information on how 
to track U.S. submarines.

He faces life in prison if convicted.

Hoffman is a 20-year Navy veteran trained in cryptology and ranked petty 
officer first class and who served as a submarine warfare specialist.

He retired from active duty in November 2011.

Prosecutors said Hoffman's security clearance led him to sign documents 
during his time in the Navy swearing he would not release sensitive 


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