Ex-Treasury employee pleads guilty to leaking Trump team info, after dramatic bust with flash drive in hand - News Summed Up

Ex-Treasury employee pleads guilty to leaking Trump team info, after dramatic bust with flash drive in hand


Natalie Edwards, 41, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, where U.S. District Judge Gregory H. Woods set sentencing for June 9. Edwards was a senior adviser at Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also known as FinCEN. Prosecutors said her crime began in October 2017 and continued for a year, with Edwards sending a BuzzFeed News reporter numerous Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”). The SARs related to wire transfers made by Paul Manafort and other figures in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, including campaign official Richard Gates, Maria Butina and the Russian Embassy. "I am sorry for what I have done and I apologize to you, your honor, and the court," Edwards said.


Source: Fox News January 14, 2020 01:45 UTC



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