Nozette will have a hearing in federal court soon on the issue of bail. He should not be given bail. He stated to a colleague" that he would flee if faced with imprisonment over his earlier coviction for false billing of the US government in contracts that his "not for profit" business had obtained. He also had cached $50,000 worth of gold coins in a California safe deposit bank against an "emergency." He will run if given a chance.
It is clear that the FBI and the Justice Department are serious about this case. Nozette had been feeding the "Israel Aerospace Industries" company information for many years. He was a consultant for them. They paid him about a quarter million dollars for his "advice." This was at the same time that he held very high US security clearances for the US defense work that he was doing. There has been an obvious effort to portray this man as a harmless "Mr. Wizard" or "Bill Nye, the Science Guy" type who mumbled on about water ice on the moon. Nothing could be farther from the truth. He knows a lot about US Defense technology.
From the Israeli point of view (or for that matter the Indian point of view) the chief concern has to be what will come out in court…
The FBI has built many, many "shovel ready" cases that are ready or almost ready for prosecution in similar matters. In this instance the administration "green lighted" this case for action. Why is that?
Think it over. pl