EX-US sailor charged with at­tempt­ing to spy for Rus­sia

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - HTWORLD -

A former Amer­i­can sailor has been in­dicted by a fed­eral grand jury for at­tempt­ing to pro­vide clas­si­fied in­for­ma­tion on sub­marines to some­one who he be­lieved to be rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion. Robert Pa­trick Hoff­man II, 39, who now faces life im­pris­on­ment, was ar­rested on Thurs­day. Ac­cord­ing to the in­dict­ment, Hoff­man while serv­ing in the Navy, held se­cu­rity clear­ances that granted him ac­cess to clas­si­fied and na­tional de­fense in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to pro­grams and op­er­a­tions in which he par­tic­i­pated, and he re­peat­edly signed agree­ments to not dis­close that sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion.

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