Former NASA Scientist Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 6:38 PM EDT

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Former NASA Scientist Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 6:38 PM EDT

A former NASA scientist was sentenced on Wednesday to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony count of attempted espionage for trying to sell classified information about U.S. military satellites to Israel, according to a story on CNN.com.

Stewart David Nozette signed a statement of facts admitting he met with undercover FBI agents intending to sell secrets, according to the report.

Read the CNN.com story HERE.