Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stolen F-35 data leads to indictment

WASHINGTON -- A former employee of Pratt and Whitney who tried to ship boxes of stolen information on the F-35 to Iran has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Mozaffar Khazaee, born in Iran but a naturalized American citizen since 1991, is charged with two counts of interstate transportation of stolen property. The former resident of Bridgeport, Conn., arrested Jan. 9 at Newark International Airport, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. (Source: Defense News, 01/21/14) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in northwest Florida is home of the F-35 training center.