On March 21, 2012 U.S. prosecutors played FBI surveillance video of former NASA employee Stewart Nozette agreeing to sell U.S. government secrets to Israel in court. Nozette was sentenced to thirteen years in prison. An imperfect video redaction reveals Nozette appearing to say he sold classified U.S. government information to "Israeli Aircraft," also known as Israel Aerospace Industries or IAI. The FBI surveillance video was obtained by IRmep under the Freedom of Information Act.
US Attorney Ron Machen has officially claimed Nozette did not pass classified U.S. government information to Israel. This video and documents filed in court refute that claim.
In this newly released video, Nozette claims he has "crossed the Rubicon, and can't pass a CI (counterintelligence) polygraph." He asks for payment to an undercover agent, saying, "Do you have a token for me today?"
He appears to say, "Israel Aircraft program alone, I gave them samples, technical specifications, whole files..." Nozette mentions he kept stolen classified information on hard disks in safety deposit boxes. At the end, Nozette asks for 1% of of the $200 million development cost to U.S. government of a classified defense system. "Theoretically I should charge you certainly, you know, at most 1 percent...."