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US defense contractor charged with transmitting classified information to a foreign national with ties to Hezbollah | ABC17
Source: U.S. Air Force by Capt. Ken Hall. https://www.af.mil/

US defense contractor charged with transmitting classified information to a foreign national with ties to Hezbollah | ABC17

Mariam Taha Thompson began working as a contracted linguist for the US government in Erbil, Iraq in the middle of December 2019. After an airstrike attack on December 30th against militants, Thompson accessed files relating to spying sources. An investigation has launched, and last month the FBI discovered a list of intelligence sources, written in Arabic, under her mattress. She is currently detained until March 11th, where it will be determined if she will get bail. Currently it has not been released if Thompson plans to look for a plea deal as she is facing a potential life sentence and death penalty. Prosecutor John Cummings has commented that she poses “a grave and imminent threat to US assets in a military zone.”

Source: https://abc17news.com/news/politics/national-politics/2020/03/04/defense-contractor

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