January 21, 2014 / 11:53 PM / 4 years ago

Engineer charged with trying to leak details on U.S. F-35 program to Iran

(Reuters) - A former engineer for defense contractors has been indicted on charges that he tried to send Iran secret details on the U.S. Air Force’s F-35 joint strike fighter program, the office of the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut said on Tuesday.

The accused man, Mozaffar Khazaee, is a dual U.S. and Iranian citizen who lived in Connecticut before recently moving to Indianapolis, prosecutors said. Khazaee, 59, was arrested on January 9 at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, they said.

Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Cynthia Johnston

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