Hizballah's Penetration of the FBI, CIA Steve Emerson
Following up on this.
Ex-FBI, CIA Worker Admits Taking Classified Information
Lebanese National Searched for Intel on Relatives Allegedly Tied to Hezbollah ABC News
They plead it out. Traitors should be shot. Wartime spies should be executed.
A former FBI special agent and CIA analyst pleaded guilty Tuesday to using her database access privileges to search for information on relatives suspected of having ties to a reputed terrorist group, and who fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship.
In federal court in Detroit Tuesday, Lebanese national Nada Nadim Prouty, 37, pleaded guilty to secretly obtaining information about ongoing FBI national security investigations. She is suspected of passing it on to relatives suspected of having ties to Hezbollah, a group that the U.S. government has classified as a foreign terrorist organization.
"As a special agent," court documents said, Prouty "was granted a security clearance" and assigned to a unit investigating crimes against U.S. citizens overseas.
While employed as a special agent, Prouty entered the FBI's computer system "without authorization, and beyond her authorized access, to query her own name" and those of her sister and brother-in-law. Those relatives later attended a fundraising event whose featured speaker was a U.S.-designated terrorist linked to Hezbollah.
The criminal information states that Prouty acted against FBI policy and took "an unknown quantity of classified information home with her."
Prouty's sister, brother-in-law and others were charged in federal court last year for an alleged scheme to cover up more than $20 million in cash funneled to individuals in Lebanon. Her sister, Elfat El Aouar, pleaded guilty to tax evasion last year and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. El Aouar's husband, Talal Chahine, is considered to be a fugitive and is thought to be in Lebanon, according to U.S. law enforcement officials.
Prouty resigned from her job as a midlevel CIA operations officer last week, after working at the agency for three years. According to an official familiar with the investigation, she worked for the National Clandestine Service
Before joining the CIA in 2003, the FBI employed Prouty as a special agent, starting in 1999.
In an embarrassing twist, the investigation has also uncovered that Prouty fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship, admitting in court documents that she paid a man to marry her in 1990 so she could obtain citizenship after her student visa expired.
"This is a failure of three systems," Clarke said. "It's a failure of the FBI background system, including polygraphs. It's a failure of the CIA hiring system, including polygraphs. And it's a failure of the FBI's computer system security, because she was able to obtain information that she shouldn't have had access to about Hezbollah, which she probably passed on to Hezbollah, a terrorist group."
Has the ACLU signed on to defend her yet? They must be stepping all over each other to rep this terrorist.
Check out this assclown;
"It is a sad day when one of our public servants breaches our security and trust," Assistant Attorney General Kenneth L. Wainstein said Tuesday. "This defendant engaged in a pattern of deceit to secure U.S. citizenship, to gain employment in the intelligence community, and to obtain and exploit her access to sensitive counterterrorism intelligence."
"It is fitting that she now stands to lose both her citizenship and her liberty," Wainstein added.
Blah blah blah. She should lose more than that.
The plea agreement recommends that Prouty face a prison sentence between six and 12 months, and pay a maximum fine of $250,000. The documents also indicate Prouty will be on supervised release for two to three years after serving her sentence.