The former NASA scientist who was arrested last week for attempted espionage had earlier pleaded guilty to over-billing the US space agency and Department of Defense to pay his personal credit card debt and maintain a pool, according to court documents unsealed Friday. Stewart Nozette was arrested in a sting where he allegedly …
to the effect of "well when he gets out he can come here and stand for Parliament"...
...must be a moonlighting MP.
Sooo, our (UK) politicians are not so unique
Just goes to show that almost anyone with their face in a public money trough will fill their pockets. Greedy bastards
To be fair
He can truthfully argue not-for-profit status, given that his business runs up debts.
In the US, Stewart Nozette is called a traitor, in the UK...
In the US, Stewart Nozette is called a traitor, in the UK he would be called the Right Honourable Stewart Nozette MP!
This isn't rocket science (sic)
He risked life imprisonment for $11K? Twat.
But does he have a duck house?
Give him death
Give him the death penalty; save the taxpayers some money. He already used up the funds for prison.
So was the pool listed as a heatsink, or a rocket fuel raw material holding tank?
Was it really worth the risk for just $11K?
so Im the only one
that is reacting to the bit about the israeli?
There would be alot of whining if he had tried to sell it to the chinese. Where is the outcry?
The first reports seemed very odd: an FBI sting operation with no apparent reason to even approach him. Seemed very close to entrapment.
Still does, but now we see a reason. With that much money involved in the earlier fraud, he looked vulnerable.
But it would have been better if they'd just pulled his security clearances. I wonder who he was giving evidence against.
>>"Just goes to show that almost anyone with their face in a public money trough will fill their pockets. Greedy bastards"
This case proves that almost every government employee must be involved in fraud.
And presumably hearing of a case where someone fiddled expenses for a private company would prove that everyone else is bent as well.
In fact, I guess it must be everyone else in the entire world who's on the make, and there's nothing to be done but make a blanket fort, using skim-read piles of the daily Mail to reinforce the walls.
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