Interestingly, Israel is crying victim, over this arrest, though the US has said that Israel was not involved. Is this pre-emptive perception management on their part? Why even say anything at all? Though there is this issue
"From 1998 to 2008, Mr Nozette worked as a consultant for a state-owned Israeli aerospace company. Once a month, he answered questions from the company and received $225,000 in that period."
And this "During the FBI sting, Mr Nozette reportedly told the man he believed to be a Mossad agent that he was surprised Israeli intelligence had not sought to recruit him earlier. He allegedly added: “I thought I was working for you already. I mean, that’s what I always thought, [the foreign company] was just a front.”
He always thought he was in the employ of Mossad anyway? Well, was he or wasn't he? Was the state owned aerospace company a front company for Israeli Intelligence?
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An interesting little update:
'Spy scientist' worked on Star Wars too
“This was leading edge, department of defense national security work,” said Hubbard, a professor of aerospace at Stanford University who worked for 20 years at Nasa. Hubbard said Nozette worked on the Star Wars project at the energy department’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.