Engineer charged with trying to leak details on US F-35 program to Iran

January 22, 2014 02:01

A former engineer for defense contractors has been indicted on charges that he tried to send Iran secret details on the US Air Force's F-35 joint strike fighter program, the office of the US Attorney for Connecticut said on Tuesday.

The accused man, Mozaffar Khazaee, is a dual US and Iranian citizen who lived in Connecticut before recently moving to Indianapolis, prosecutors said. Khazaee, 59, was arrested on Jan. 9 at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, they said.

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