Atomic City Spy

This isn’t good:

One person has been arrested at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for attempting to sell nuclear secrets, federal law enforcement officials told FOX News Thursday.

The person, who was not identified by officials, was named in a yet-to-be unsealed indictment and worked at the Tennessee facility, FOX News has learned.

The suspect is expected to appear at a federal court in Knoxville, Tenn., at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, WATE-TV reported.

At least he apparently didn’t get away with anything. Here’s hoping they throw the book at this traitor.

UPDATE: The Knoxville New-Sentinel identifies the would-be spy as “Roy Oakley, 58, of Harriman,” who was attempting to sell nuclear secrets to France. WBIR, however, reports his age at 67. Oakley has pleaded not guilty.

Most reports identify Oakley as a low-level maintenance worker for Bechtel Jacobs Co., a cleanup contractor. I wonder what secrets he would have had access to. Of course, the French embassy reportedly declined his offer to spy, suggesting he may not have had much of value to offer them.

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