By The Blaze. . .Federal criminal charges filed in Minnesota charge that Terry James Albury illegally disclosed national defense information.
Albury is accused of sharing a document “relating to threats posed by certain individuals from a particular Middle Eastern country” to a national media outlet, likely The Intercept.
A second charge said that he refused to produce a document “relating to the use of an online platform for recruitment by a specific terrorist group.” . . .
Lawyers for Albury said in a statement that he would be taking responsibility for his actions, but offered a hint of his motivation for leaking the documents.
“Terry Albury served the U.S. with distinction both here at home and abroad in Iraq,” the statement read. “He accepts full responsibility for the conduct set forth in the Information.” (Read more from “Sessions Catches Another Alleged Intelligence Leaker – This One’s a Former FBI Agent” HERE)
Justice Dept. Charges Minnesota FBI Agent for Leaking Secret Document to News Outlet
By Star Tribune. A former Minneapolis FBI agent who sought to expose what he called “systemic biases” within the bureau has been charged after allegedly leaking secret documents to a national news reporter, according to federal criminal charges filed in Minnesota this week.
The charges, filed by prosecutors for the Justice Department’s National Security Division, are the first to come in Minnesota since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a broad crackdown on government leaks last year.
A two-page felony information, a charging document that typically signals an imminent guilty plea, outlines two counts filed against Terry James Albury of unlawfully disclosing and retaining national defense information. (Read more from “Justice Dept. Charges Minnesota FBI Agent for Leaking Secret Document to News Outlet” HERE)