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Old 11 Dec 14, 09:49
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Egyptian took US Navy job to steal secrets

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A former Egyptian citizen told an undercover FBI agent earlier this year that he took a job with the Navy for the sole purpose of stealing military secrets and providing them to the Egyptian government, according to federal prosecutors.

Mostafa Ahmed Awwad who worked as a civilian engineer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard until last week told the undercover agent that it didnt matter that he had surrendered his Egyptian passport. He said he still viewed himself as an Egyptian citizen and would do whatever he could to help his country: even hand over schematics to the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford and hide homing beacons on U.S. submarines.

I went to this place just for this reason, Awwad told the agent, who posed as an Egyptian intelligence officer.

According to prosecutors, Awwad said he turned down a job with Lockheed Martin because the lower-paying Navy job allowed easier access to classified information.

I dont know what is wrong with this government. They hire the Chinese. They hire the Russians. They hire us, Awwad said.
http://hamptonroads.com/2014/12/fbi-...navy-engineer#

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I wonder how many there are that have not been caught?
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Rather bizarre as Egypt has essentially zero capability to exploit such intelligence. This guy is more likely suffering emotional issues. The Egyptian military-politico power structure is engaged in a major struggle with militant Islamists. The US barely factors into this, the most important of their military problems. The USN even less so.
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I bet the egyptions would have tiped the US of if he made contact with them. I mean they closer to the USA than russia, china, NK or Iran. The only guys who would be intrisited in this data. But even so it exposes a weakness in the US milltary.
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A York County man accused of attempting to send to Egypt sensitive designs for the nation's newest aircraft carrier pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the two federal charges against him.

Mostafa Ahmed Awwad who until two weeks ago was an engineer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard will go to trial in June on allegations that he tried to export designs for the Gerald R. Ford carrier, now under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding
http://www.dailypress.com/news/crime...217-story.html

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but he admit, now pleads not guilty?
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but he admit, now pleads not guilty?
Doing what his lawyers are telling him to do I expect.
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