Janitor Pleads Guilty in Tennessee Nuclear Parts Theft
January 27, 2009
A former janitor accused of trying to sell broken nuclear weapons equipment from a shuttered Tennessee facility has pleaded guilty.
Roy Lynn Oakley, 67, abandoned his not guilty plea to a two-count federal indictment shortly after entering the courthouse on the day that his case had been set for trial.
the defendant told the U.S. District Judge, to one count of disclosing
restricted data in violation of the Atomic Energy Act.
Oakley acted alone
in trying to sell a handful of uranium enrichment parts first to the French
government and then to an undercover FBI agent for $200,000 in cash, Assistant
U.S. Attorney Will Mackie said.