If we cannot accurately check out people like Prouty how do we expect to penetrate the cover stories of infiltrators from Islamic Iran, for whom the Mullah regime goes to lengths to provide bullet proof cover before sliding them into the USA? Often via Canada.
Former FBI, CIA Employee Pleads Guilty to Computer Crime
Grant Gross, IDG News ServiceTue Nov 13, 5:00 PM ET
A former employee of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency has pleaded guilty to charges of fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship and accessing a U.S. government computer system to unlawfully find information about her relatives and the Islamic organization Hizballah.
Nada Nadim Prouty, 37, originally from Lebanon, also pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government.
She was accused of using her fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship to gain employment with the FBI and CIA, and of using her position in the FBI to check on the information held on family members connected to Hizballah, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The U.S. government considers Hizballah a terrorist group.
Prouty faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a US$250,000 fine for the conspiracy charge; one year in prison and a $100,000 fine for the unauthorized computer access charge; and 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the naturalization charge.
Prouty “engaged in a pattern of deceit to secure U.S. citizenship, to gain employment in the intelligence community, and to obtain and exploit her access to sensitive counterterrorism intelligence,” Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Wainstein said in a statement.
Prouty first entered the U.S. from Lebanon in June 1989, on a one-year, non-immigrant student visa, according to court documents.
After her visa expired, she remained in Taylor, Michigan, living with her sister. As a way to remain in the U.S., Prouty later offered money to an unemployed U.S. citizen to marry her, and on Aug. 9, 1990, she was married.
Prouty never lived with her fraudulent husband, but continued to live with her sister, the DOJ said.
In August 2000, Prouty’s sister married Chahine, the owner of La Shish. A month later Prouty used the FBI’s computerized Automated Case System without authorization to query her own name, her sister’s name and that of her brother-in-law, the DOJ said.
In June 2003, Prouty accessed the FBI system and obtained information from a national security investigation into Hizballah that was being conducted by the FBI’s Detroit field office
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