Retired Navy sailor pleads not guilty to attempted espionage charges

Posted on: 1:45 pm, December 19, 2012, by , updated on: 08:10pm, December 19, 2012

Norfolk, Va. - A retired Navy Cryptologist has pleaded not guilty to attempted espionage charges.

Robert Hoffman entered the plea during his arraignment in Norfolk Federal Court Wednesday morning.

Hoffman is charged with trying to sell secrets about U.S. submarines to the Russians. He asked for a trial by jury.

His attorney says he is ready to fight the charges. 

Hoffman could face the death penalty.

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