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Espionage case: Spy's schemes could have made Navy's newest aircraft carrier more vulnerable

Espionage case: Spy's schemes could have made Navy's newest aircraft carrier more vulnerable

The aircraft carrier design schematics stolen last year by a U.S. Navy engineer from York County were not "Top Secret." They were not "Secret." And, in fact, according to court documents, they didn't rise to the level of "Classified" at all. But court documents filed in the case of Mostafa Ahmed Awwad — who pleaded guilty in federal court last week to attempted espionage — paint an ominous picture of the protected and sensitive documents getting into the wrong hands. Before his arrest and recent conviction, Awwad, 36, lived in York County's Coventry subdivision and worked as an engineer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was accused of...

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