Former Government Scientist Arrested, Suspected Of Trying To Aid Israel

By: Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Producer
By: Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Producer

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A former U.S. government scientist who served in sensitive positions on classified aerospace projects has been arrested and charged with trying to deliver classified information to someone he thought was an Israeli intelligence official.

David Nozette of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was taken into custody Monday by counterespionage agents of the FBI, and was expected to appear in a federal courtroom in Washington on Tuesday.

The criminal complaint does not accuse the government of Israel with any violations of U.S. law.

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