Junior officer of the US Navy convicted of espionage

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The junior officer of the second class of US Navy Stephen Kellogg was sentenced to three years of imprisonment for attempt of disclosure of the classified information on nuclear facilities on warships of the American fleet, is reported in the press release of FBI.

It is reported that from May to September, 2018 26-year-old Kellogg served onboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and had access to the classified information on opportunities, action and maintenance of nuclear power plants.

As reports to FBI, Kellogg recognized that being on active service, on August 27, 2018 he tried to get on flight of commercial airline from San Diego to New York “with intention to provide the classified information on warships of US Navy with nuclear power stations to the journalist who as he thought, will publish this information”.

According to the press release, Kellogg also admitted that in the summer of 2018 he planned to move to Russia. It is noted that during this period of Kellogg looked for on the Internet information on flights to Moscow, contacts of the Russian consulate in San Diego and the Russian ship-building corporation “Sevmash”. Besides, it is reported that he wrote on the e-mail address, allegedly connected with Sevmash, the message with the words “I Am Ready”.

Kellogg also recognized that in 2018 he took pictures of zones of controlled access in which the classified information on the program of nuclear facilities of Naval Forces onboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson contains.

According to the judgment, Kellogg will be discharged from military service with deprivation of a military rank.


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