UK officer punished for passing nuclear secrets

A Royal Navy petty officer has been sentenced to eight years in prisons for passing nuclear submarine secrets to British intelligence agents impersonating Russian spies.


Petty Officer Edward Devenney, 30, who was sentenced Wednesday, was arrested after the undercover operation organized by Britain's domestic security agency, MI5. He was charged with communicating information that could be directly or indirectly useful to the enemy in breach of the Official Secrets Act.