Former FBI Special Agent Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified National Defense Information
Minneapolis, Minn.
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Constables Arrests Fleeing Felon
ߦ   DPS Welcomes 92 New Highway Patrol Troopers
ߦ   Former Judge Sentenced to Prison for Federal Obstruction and Theft Charges
ߦ   Four Red River County Men Indicted for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine
ߦ   Operation Grinch Pinch
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity Summary
ߦ   Traffic Fatality on Brushy Creek Road
ߦ   Constables Arrests Man For Evading Arrest In Vehicle
ߦ   Galveston College Community Chorale sets holiday concert
ߦ   ViCAP Links Murders to Prolific Serial Killer
ߦ   K9 Teams - Beyond the Basics of Search and Rescue and Recovery
ߦ   HIRING POLICE OFFICER - La Marque Police Dept.
ߦ   As Crowd Of By-Standers Shoot Video Of Officer Being Attacked; Good Samaritan Stops To Help
ߦ   Ballistic vests, constable cameras part of county law enforcement upgrades
ߦ   Injured Fayette Co. deputy strong, defiant as he recalls being shot on duty
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Galveston County Sheriff
ߦ   Plano police use donated helicopter for sky-high training
ߦ   Animal Cruelty Arrest
ߦ   Fire Captain Rescues 5 Year Old Child
ߦ   Reminder - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
ߦ   Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Strangling and Leaving Victim Unconscious on Roadside
ߦ   Houston Police Dept. Incident Reports
ߦ   Galveston County District Attorney Announces 'Tree of Angels' Celebration
ߦ   Attention All Galveston Bay Area Racers And Fans!!!
ߦ   Motorsports Expo to Benefit Galveston County Children's Advocacy Center
ߦ   Deported killer arrested at border entering the U.S.
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Information
ߦ   Mexican Prosecutors visit Federal Prosecutors in Eastern District of Texas
ߦ   Top Ten Stolen Vehicles for October 2018
ߦ   Citizens Police Academy Accepting Applications
ߦ   Coast Guard trains maritime first responders for first Liquified Natural Gas entering Port of Corpus Christi
ߦ   MCTXSheriff and Pct 3 Constables Investigates Shooting
ߦ   Photos of Suspects Wanted In Shooting
ߦ   San Antonio police officer arrested, charged with DWI
ߦ   4 dead in Lone Star Rally-related deaths

 
Search Archives:

Terry J. Albury, a former Special Agent of the FBI, pleaded guilty today in the District of Minnesota in connection with his unauthorized disclosure and retention of classified national defense information.

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Tracy Doherty-McCormick foar the Eastern District of Virginia, and Assistant Director Bill Priestap of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division announced the plea.  The plea was entered before U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright.

“Today, Terry Albury admitted to violating his oath to protect our country by disclosing to a reporter classified information that, as an FBI agent, he was entrusted to protect,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers.  “Albury admitted that his actions put America at risk.  As this prosecution demonstrates, we will not waver in our commitment to pursue and hold accountable government officials who violate their obligations to protect our nation’s secrets and break the laws they have sworn to uphold.”

“Terry Albury betrayed the trust bestowed upon him by the United States,” said U.S. Attorney Doherty-McCormick.  “Today’s guilty plea should serve as a reminder to those who are entrusted with classified information that the Justice Department will hold them accountable.”

“Mr. Albury was entrusted by the FBI with a security clearance, which included a responsibility to protect classified national defense information. Instead, he knowingly disclosed that material to someone not authorized to receive it,” said Assistant Director Priestap.  “The FBI will work tirelessly to bring to justice those who would expose America’s secrets.  Today, as the result of the hard work of dedicated special agents, analysts, and prosecutors, Mr. Albury has taken responsibility for his illegal action.”

“In violating his oath of office Terry Albury not only betrayed the American people, but also his fellow FBI employees who work to safeguard sensitive information on a daily basis," said Special Agent in Charge Laycock.  “No one is above the law and the FBI will continue to investigate individuals who disclose classified material to those who are not authorized to receive it.”

Albury, 39, worked as an FBI Special Agent in the Minneapolis field office at the time of the disclosures.  At the time, Albury also worked as a liaison with Customs and Border Protection at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.   In connection with his FBI employment, Albury held a Top Secret//Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance, and his daily duties provided him access to sensitive and classified FBI and other U.S. government information.  According to court documents, beginning in 2016 and continuing through August 2017, Albury knowingly and willfully disclosed national defense information, classified at the Secret level, to a reporter.  Albury employed methods to avoid detection, including printing documents that he created by cutting and pasting portions of an original document into a new document so as to avoid leaving a record of having printed the original, classified document.  Albury also accessed documents on a classified computer and took pictures of the computer screen in order to photograph certain classified documents.   Those additional classified documents were recovered on an electronic storage device found during a search of his home.

As set forth in the plea agreement, Albury was never authorized to retain the documents at issue at his residence or to transmit them to any person not entitled to receive them.  Albury knew that he was not authorized to remove documents containing National Defense Information and classified information from secure locations, and further knew that he was not authorized to retain them at his residence or to transmit them to any person not authorized to receive them.

Albury pleaded guilty to one count of making an unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawful retention of national defense information.  Albury faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison per count.  The maximum potential sentence is prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the assigned judge.

This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danya E. Atiyeh of the Eastern District of Virginia and Trial Attorneys Patrick T. Murphy and David C. Recker of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.

Topic(s): 
Counterintelligence and Export Control


Comments:
This article says "no one is above the law'....This statement is not true...James Comey, former FBI Director did the same thing. He passed classified material to a "friend" who subsequently passed it on to the press. Hillary Clinton destroyed subpoenaed emails pertaining to National Security, bleached the computer hard drives and destroyed Government property with blunt instruments. Also storing classified documents on a server located in her bathroom, and was hacked numerous times....So....Explain to me why this man is going to prison while Hillary and Comey still walk free, and continue to complain and write books. Y'all THINK that WE THE PEOPLE don't know that there are TWO sets of laws in the US....One for the Elites and one for everyone else.
Posted by Genny at 4/18/2018 1:09:19 PM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.