Federal prosecutors alleged Robert P. Hoffman II, 39, a retired petty officer first class from Virginia Beach, Va., attempted to give agents, posing as Russian intelligence officers, information on tracking U.S. warships. In a new indictment, prosecutors claim he also attempted to give away top-secret information related to the United States' ability to track warships, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and his trial was set for June 17, WTKR-TV, Norfolk, reported.
Hoffman's attorneys argue he was entrapped by the FBI agents who pursued him, although he attempted to report his meetings to them.
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