An FBI employee was prosecuted for illegally removing national security documents and taking them home.
Last week, Kendra Kingsbury, a 48-year-old employee in Dodge City, Kansas, was charged with two counts. The indictment alleges that Kingsbury improperly deleted sensitive government materials, including defense information and classified documents, from June 2004 to December 15, 2017.
Kingsbury worked as an intelligence analysis job in the Kansas City branch of the FBI for more than 12 years, until she was suspended in December 2017. Officials said that during this period, she was assigned to several different teams of the FBI, including those focused on illegal activities. Drug trafficking, violent crime, violent gangs and counterintelligence.
Assistant Attorney General John Demers of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division said: “As an intelligence analyst for the FBI, the defendant has the right to obtain sensitive government materials.” “Kingsbury is said to have been in her Theft and keeping of confidential documents at home violates the trust of our country. Insider threats are a major threat to our national security, and we will continue to work tirelessly to identify, pursue, and prosecute individuals who pose this threat.”
The full version of the indictment can be found here.
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