NEW YORK — Investigators found that $350,000 was deposited in the bank accounts of Jerry A. Whitworth, the fourth man arrested in the growing Navy spy scandal, Newsweek reports in its current edition.
The money, deposited over a decade, suggests payment for services rendered, unidentified sources told the magazine.
Whitworth, 45, a retired chief petty officer, was unemployed and living in a trailer in Davis, Calif., when he surrendered to federal authorities last week in San Francisco.
Also arrested in the case are John A. Walker Jr., 47, of Norfolk, Va.; his son, Michael, 22, and his brother Arthur, 50. John and Michael Walker pleaded innocent last week.
Documents found in John Walker's home indicate that Walker met with Whitworth in Pacific ports and gave papers to the Soviets from the aircraft carriers on which Whitworth was stationed, Newsweek said, citing FBI officials.