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Jonathan Toebbe biography: 13 things about navy nuclear engineer from Annapolis, Maryland

Jonathan Toebbe is a white man from Maryland, United States. He is a former U.S. Navy engineer.

When Toebbe worked for the U.S. Department of the Navy, he served as a nuclear engineer and was assigned to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program or Naval Reactors. He held an active national security clearance through the U.S. Department of Defense, which gave him access to restricted data.

Toebbe worked with and had access to information concerning naval nuclear propulsion including information related to military sensitive design elements, operating parameters and performance characteristics of the reactors for nuclear powered warships. Here are 13 more things about him:

Diana Toebbe, Jonathan Toebbe
Diana Toebbe, Jonathan Toebbe
  1. He is married to Diana Smay Toebbe. They live in Annapolis, Maryland. (a)(b)
  2. He previously lived in Upland, California. (b)
  3. In 2005, he and Diana started working in the high school science department of Kent Denver School in Englewood, Colorado, ASA. (c)
  4. In 2008, he and Diana registered as Democrats in Colorado. (d)
  5. His commission date for the U.S. Navy was October 1, 2012. In 2012, he earned his master’s degree in nuclear engineering at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. In the same year, he started reporting to duty stations in Colorado, in Virginia, USA and in Pennsylvania, USA. (c)
  6. On April 1, 2020, he sent a package to a foreign government containing a sample of restricted data and instructions for establishing a covert relationship to purchase additional restricted data. He listed a return address in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (a)
  7. On June 8, 2021, an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent sent $10,000 in cryptocurrency to him as good faith payment for restricted data. (a)
  8. On June 26, 2021, he and Diana traveled to a location in West Virginia, USA. With her acting as a lookout, he sold information known as restricted data concerning the design of nuclear-powered warships to someone they believed was a representative of a foreign power but was actually an undercover FBI agent. (a)(d)(e)
  9. On August 29, 2021, he returned to his Annapolis residence alone. (e)
  10. FBI special agent Justin Van Tromp filed a criminal complaint against him and Diana, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble on October 8, 2021. On October 9, 2021, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and FBI agents arrested him and Diana in Jefferson, West Virginia. (a)(d)(e)
  11. On October 12, 2021, he and Diana appeared in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia. (a)(d)
  12. On February 14, 2022, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to communicate restricted data. (f)
  13. He was 44 years old when District Judge Gina Groh sentenced him on November 9, 2022 to 232 months in prison and Diana to 262 months. (g)

(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)



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