WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI worker has been indicted on fees that she saved labeled paperwork and different nationwide safety data at residence over the course of greater than a decade, the Justice Division mentioned Friday.
Kendra Kingsbury, 48, is accused of getting unauthorized possession of a broad swath of delicate authorities paperwork, together with supplies that describe sources, strategies and operations and that include details about operatives equivalent to a suspected affiliate of Osama bin Laden.
Kingsbury labored as an intelligence analyst within the FBI’s Kansas Metropolis workplace for 12 years till her suspension in December 2017. The 2-count indictment, filed within the Western District of Missouri, alleges that in that point, Kingsbury illegally eliminated paperwork she was granted entry to at work and saved them at residence.
Although Kingsbury held a top-secret safety clearance and was assigned to squads masking a spread of crimes and threats, she didn’t have a “must know” the knowledge in many of the paperwork, prosecutors say.
In response to the indictment, the data Kingsbury saved at residence included particulars about particular investigations, delicate human supply operations, intelligence gaps with regard to terrorist organizations and international intelligence providers, and details about the FBI’s technical capabilities. The supplies additionally focus on al-Qaida members, together with a suspected bin Laden affiliate, prosecutors say.