Normally I prefer to not write about stories that are being widely covered by the media, but this one is so awful that I want to make sure all of you see it.
From Voice of America,
A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence officer who defected to Iran nearly six years ago has been charged with revealing classified military information to the Iranian government and helping Iran target her former co-workers, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, allegedly disclosed the existence of a highly classified military intelligence collection program and the identity of a U.S. intelligence officer to Iranian spy agencies.
A grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday also charged Witt with helping Iranian intelligence services target at least eight U.S. agents who had interacted or worked with her.
An arrest warrant was issued for Witt, who remains at large and is believed to live in Iran.
Four Iranians working on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) also were named in the indictment and face charges of conspiracy, computer intrusions and identity theft in connection with targeting Witt’s former co-workers in 2014 and 2015.
Witt was born in Texas, converted to Islam and was also a supporter of ‘Occupy Wall Street.’
I realize I don’t have a category here at Frauds, Crooks and Criminals for this story, so I’m making a new one—Betraying Americans (betraying America!). And, I will tag the story ‘treason.’