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FBI Arrests Moon Scientist

A scientist who helped discover water on the moon has been arrested on charges of spying for Israel.

“A scientist credited with helping discover evidence of water on the moon was arrested on charges of attempting to pass along classified information to an FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer,” according to the Belfast Telegraph. “The Justice Department said Stewart David Nozette, 52, of suburban Chevy Chase, Maryland, was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to communicate, deliver and transmit classified information to an individual he believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer. The complaint does not allege that the government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf violated US law. In Jerusalem, where the story broke late at night, Israeli government officials had no immediate comment. Nozette was arrested by FBI agents. He is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court in Washington today.”


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