Navy engineer indicted for trying to sell secrets

The Gerald R. Ford is the first of a new class of aircraft carriers under construction for the Navy.(Photo: Chris Oxley/Newport News Shipbuilding)
The Gerald R. Ford is the first of a new class of aircraft carriers under construction for the Navy.(Photo: Chris Oxley/Newport News Shipbuilding)

A naturalized American citizen working for the Navy was arrested Friday for attempting to sell technical information about the nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford to an agent of the Egyptian government.

The agent, however, was a federal undercover agent working for the FBI.

According to documents from the Justice Department, a federal grand jury on Dec. 3 indicted Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, and charged him with two counts of attempting to export defense articles and technical data.

Written by: CHRISTOPHER P. CAVAS, Staff writer – to learn more continue at NAVY TIMES

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