JUST IN: U.S. Official Arrested, Criminally Charged For Leaking Confidential Documents in Russia Probe

Natalie May Edwards

On Tuesday, a U.S. official was arrested and criminally charged for leaking confidential financial documents relating to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and accused Russian spy Maria Butina.

40-year-old Natalie May Edwards, the senior advisor in the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network who was arrested Tuesday, leaked the documents to Jason Leopold, a reporter for BuzzFeed according to a Wednesday announcement by Manhattan federal prosecutors.

The DOJ complaint also notes that Natalie May Edwards’ BOSS at FinCEN is a criminal co-conspirator.

There are only six positions at FinCEN with that title (associate director), notes Sean Davis of The Federalist.


Did Natalie May Edwards (or her criminal co-conspirator boss) also leak Michael Cohen’s financial information to creepy porn lawyer, Michael Avenatti?

Reuters reported:

Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. She was expected to make an initial appearance in Virginia federal court later in the day.

Suspicious activity reports are submitted by banks to alert law enforcement to potentially illegal transactions. Prosecutors said that beginning in October 2017, Edwards disclosed suspicious activity reports connected to Manafort and his longtime associate Richard Gates, the Russian embassy and accused Russian spy Maria Butina.

The disclosures were reported in a series of articles in BuzzFeed related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible coordination between U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Russia, according to prosecutors.

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She is charged with unlawfully disclosing so-called suspicious activity reports, or SARS, and conspiracy to do the same. Both felony counts carry a maxmium potential sentence of five years in prison.

The Quinton, Virginia, resident Edwards is due to appear before a judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia later Wednesday. A lawyer for Edwards did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The entire Mueller investigation is a complete fraud–it is built on lies which are then leaked to the media by the criminals in the Deep State to keep the farce going.

Just like President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton always says, SHUT IT DOWN.

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