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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 07:36 PM

Former Treasury Official Sentenced to Six Months for Leaks

Source: Wall Street Journal

A federal judge sentenced a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official to six months in federal prison for leaking a trove of sensitive financial information about Paul Manafort and others, capping a case that emerged from a Trump administration crackdown on government leaks to journalists.

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, who served as a senior adviser in the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, pleaded guilty last year to one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosure of “suspicious activity reports,” known as SARs, which banks are required to file to FinCEN.

Manhattan federal prosecutors said Ms. Edwards sent tens of thousands of Treasury records—including bank-activity reports and sensitive analysis about former Trump campaign officials, as well as Russian diplomatic accounts and terrorist group financing—to a reporter at BuzzFeed News.

The materials resulted in at least a dozen articles about Mr. Manafort and others, prosecutors said, and formed the basis of BuzzFeed News’ “FinCEN Files”—a database published by BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists last September, months after Ms. Edwards’s guilty plea,

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/former-treasury-official-sentenced-to-six-months-for-leaks/ar-AAKGo1b?li=BBnb7Kz



Messed up that she's going to prison and not Manafort.

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Reply Former Treasury Official Sentenced to Six Months for Leaks (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2021 OP
ffr Jun 2021 #1
Wuddles440 Jun 2021 #6
Jopin Klobe Jun 2021 #2
mahina Jun 2021 #3
mpcamb Jun 2021 #4
Evolve Dammit Jun 2021 #5
msfiddlestix Jun 2021 #7
William Seger Jun 2021 #8
Stuart G Jun 2021 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 07:49 PM

1. Put her at the top of Joe's pardon on a Friday evening list.

Then give her a medal and reinstate her with full pay.

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Response to ffr (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:25 AM

6. Absolutely!

He should make that a priority! Unfortunately I don't think Garland and his Pardons Attorney will be supportive.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 07:50 PM

2. Report criminal activity against the United States of America ...

... be made an example of those who "don't play the game" ...

... anyone remember Reality Winner? ...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 08:05 PM

3. Unsettling

And not just

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 09:10 PM

4. Sounds like a blue ribbon patriot to me!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 06:31 AM

5. "Messed up that she's going to prison and not Manafort." Yes indeed.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:12 AM

7. Damn it to hell.

This is not justice.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 12:55 PM

8. Nope, it's "law and order"

... and justice always depends on how the laws are actually enforced.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 01:17 PM

9. K and R

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