The Federal Bureau of investigation (Federal Bureau of Investigation – FBI) has put forward formal charges against a former employee of counterintelligence, U.S. air force, who was a traitor.
39-year-old Monica Alfredo Witt is suspected of transferring secret information to the secret services of Iran, the results of personal data of former colleagues and assistance to enemy hackers.
As representatives of the FBI, the Texas native served in the air force for more than 10 years — from 1997 to 2008. She took a course of special training and have mastered Farsi (main language in Iran), after which he participated in top secret missions in the territories of other countries.
During his service in the counterintelligence Witt visited many countries, including the territory of the States of the Middle East. After retiring from the air force became a salaried employee of the Department of defense.
Monica Alfredo Witt is suspected of transferring secret information to the secret services of Iran, the results of personal data of former colleagues. Photo: FBI
About a year before her escape to Iran it has come to the attention of the Federal Bureau of investigation and other American intelligence agencies. Witt was called in for questioning and assured the Agency of his innocence.
But even then, a former employee of the counter intelligence was looking for ways to undermine US national security. In 2013, the woman went to the Iranian conference, and then disappeared.
After some time, Monika Witt began to appear in anti-American videos and staff at the FBI realized that made a mistake. The woman began to take part in the events, in which Islamists are advocating the resistance values of the Western world.
Of course, Witt was transferred to the intelligence services of Iran’s top-secret information and personal data of former colleagues. In the future, with its help, the hackers attacked at least 4 employees of counterintelligence of US, trying to infect their computers with viruses. The attackers also got some time access to a closed group of former employees of the air force.
FBI officials did not specify why the formal charges of treason were brought only after 6 years after actual betrayal.
Journalists attribute this to the recent arrest of Iranian TV presenter Marzie Hashemi. The woman was released a few days later without any charges.