Glad they caught them, can't imagine Venezuela with a nuclear bomb, but I'm surprised he was only given 5 years. Trying to pass our secrets to others should get you a longer sentence. Which at his age, 79, this could very well be a life sentence. His wife was jailed for a year over this. To me that was a slap on the wrist. They both worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory in the past.A naturalized US citizen was jailed Wednesday for five years for attempting to help Venezuela build a nuclear weapon by passing on secret information, the US Justice Department said.
US scientist jailed for attempting to help Venezuela build a nuclear weapon
I have to wonder if we should limit anyone not born here access to sensitive material. I know that even that wouldn't guarantee someone wouldn't be a traitor. All it can take is someone getting dollar signs in their eyes for them to do something like this.
What do you think?