Attorney: Former FBI Agent Will Enter Guilty Plea to Unauthorized Disclosure of National Defense Information

Attorney: Former FBI Agent Will Enter Guilty Plea to Unauthorized Disclosure of National Defense Information Photo: KSTP/File

April 16, 2018 04:44 PM

The attorney for a former FBI agent charged with leaking sensitive information to a national news reporter says his client plans to enter a guilty plea Tuesday.

Terry Albury was charged with two counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information in U.S. District Court in Minnesota in March.  

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His attorney said he will plead guilty to both charges - one count of unlawful transmission of such information and one count of unlawfully retaining it.

RELATED: Federal Prosecutors Charge Man with Leaking Sensitive Information in Role as FBI Agent

According to the two-page information document, Albury is said to have passed two sensitive documents to a reporter with a national news organization between February 2016 and Jan. 31, 2017.

Albury's attorneys had previously issued a statement saying he "accepts full responsibility for the conduct set forth in the information." 

One document, which was dated Aug. 17, 2011, pertained to "Assessing confidential Human Sources." The other was related to threats posed by certain people from a specific Middle Eastern country, according to the court document. 

RELATED: Sessions Vows Crackdown on Leaks of Classified Information

The charges did not name the news organization involved, but the date listed for one document Albury is alleged to have shared was published by The Intercept last year.

Last August, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged to move more aggressively against government leaks.
 

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