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.
… Awwad said he turned down a job with Lockheed Martin because the lower-paying Navy job allowed easier access to classified information.
“I don’t know what is wrong with this government. They hire the Chinese. They hire the Russians. They hire us,” Awwad said.
A civilian engineer working for the Navy was arrested Friday on charges that he tried to give schematics for the new $12.9 billion Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier to the Egyptian government.
Mostafa Ahmed Awwad – who received his security clearance four months ago – will be held at an area jail until at least Wednesday when a bond hearing is set in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.
The Saudi-born Yorktown resident was indicted earlier this week on two counts of attempted exportation of defense articles and technical data. Each count carries a possible 20-year sentence.