On October 17th the Justice Department announced that Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a Senior Advisor at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), had been arrested and charged with one count of unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports and one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports. Each so-called crime carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
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On Saturday October 5th, the Reporters Committee on the Freedom of the Press (RCFP) reported the findings of one of their many and constant Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The group had noted that the FBI had in actually infiltrated an agent into the news stream of the Associated Press and actually published an article in 2007. This was exposed in 2014 and an internal FBI investigation found that the operation, although legal, was outside of the changing guidelines.
Terry Albury was one of the most experienced black FBI agents in the country. He is now a federal prisoner awaiting a 4 to 5 year sentence for violating the Espionage Act. He plead guilty after being caught exposing racist infiltration and surveillance tactics by the 90% white FBI against Muslim and other minority communities in Minneapolis where he worked.