The Justice Department on Thursday announced the indictment of the US military’s first transgender officer and his wife for attempting to provide confidential health records to a person they believed to be a Russian agent to be exploited by Russia. .
A federal grand jury has charged Army Maj. Jamie Lee Henry, 39, and his wife, Anna Gabrielian, 36, of Rockville, Maryland, with eight counts of conspiracy and disclosing health information Individually Identifiable (IIHI) for the purpose of aiding Russia in the war against Ukraine.
Henry is an Army doctor who holds a secret-level security clearance, while Gabrielian is an anesthetist who worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
At the time of the alleged plot, Henry was an internist at Fort Bragg, home to the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps, the headquarters of United States Army Special Operations Command, and the Army Medical Center. by Womack.
The indictment alleges that Henry and Gabrielian, beginning on August 17, 2022, attempted to provide a person they believed to be a Russian agent with medical records in order to prove their access to personnel records of troops and d other patients and their willingness to provide it, as well as the potential value of the information for the Russian government which could use it to exploit in its war against Ukraine.
The person they were meeting was actually an undercover FBI agent. Gabrielian told the agent that she had previously contacted the Russian Embassy by email and phone, offering Russia her and her husband’s assistance. During the August 17 meeting, Gabrielian told the agent that she was motivated by patriotism toward Russia to provide whatever assistance she could to Russia, even if it meant being fired or to go to jail.
Gabrielian also told the agent that Henry, as a military officer, was a more important source for Russia than she was because he had more useful information, such as how the US Army establishes a military hospital under wartime conditions and information about previous training. provided by the US military to Ukrainian military personnel. Later that evening, Henry joined the meeting. He told the agent that he was committed to helping Russia and had considered volunteering to join the Russian army after the conflict in Ukraine began.
According to the indictment, Henry said, “My view is that until the United States declares war on Russia, I am able to help as much as I want. … At that time, I will have ethical issues that I will have to work on.
On August 31, Gabrielian and Henry allegedly met the agent in a hotel room in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and both provided health records, including for the spouse of an Office of Naval employee. Intelligence, and for five people who were military veterans or related to military veterans.
Henry and Gabrielian face a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison for conspiracy, and a maximum of 10 years in federal prison on each count of the IIHI disclosure.