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FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Leaking Documents to a Reporter

A former FBI Special Agent pleaded guilty to sharing classified documents with a reporter to outline how the bureau “evaluated confidential sources” and regarding “threats posed by certain individuals from a particular Middle Eastern country,” The New York Times reported. Terry J. Albury worked out of the Minneapolis field office as a liaison with Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at the time of the disclosures. He shared “secret”-level documents to a reporter between the beginning of 2016 through August 2017, according to court documents. While the Justice Department release does not disclose the media outlet ti which Albury leaked, a report from The Intercept matches the subject matter and dated document that Albury is known to have disclosed. He pleaded guilty to one count of “unauthorized disclosure of national defense information” and another count of “unlawful retention of national defense information.” He faces as much as 10 years in prison per count.