The US Army’s first trans officer and her wife, a health care provider at Johns Hopkins, have been indicted for making an attempt to pass medical records of senior navy officers and their households to the Russian authorities.
Major Jamie Lee Henry, 39, and Dr. Anna Gabrielian, 36, had been accused of utilizing their secret safety clearance at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg to steal the records from the bottom’s hospital, in accordance to the Department of Justice.
Fort Bragg is amongst one of the populated navy installations on the earth, housing about 52,000 energetic obligation troopers. The base is house to the US Army’s Delta Force and Special Operations Forces.
The couple, from Rockville, Maryland, had communicated and met with an undercover FBI agent who they believed was from the Russian embassy so as to ship recordsdata that the Kremlin ‘may exploit.’
According to the indictment, which was unsealed on Thursday, Gabrielian stated she was motivated by her patriotism to Russia, with Henry utilizing her clearance as a workers internist to assist safe the recordsdata.
‘My perspective is till the United States truly declares warfare in opposition to Russia, I’m ready to assist as a lot as I would like,’ Henry allegedly instructed the secret agent once they met to arrange the deal in August. ‘At that time, I’ll have some moral points I’ll have to work by means of.’
‘You’ll work by means of these moral points,’ Gabrielian allegedly replied, including that Henry was a ‘coward’ over fears of breaking HIPPA.
Major Jamie Lee Henry, the Army’s first trans officer, and her wife had been indicted for making an attempt to pass medical records of senior navy officers and their households to the Russian authorities in an FBI sting operation
Dr. Anna Gabrielian, an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins, stated her actions had been fueled by her patriotism to Russia as she sought to hand over recordsdata the Kremlin ‘may exploit’
Henry allegedly used her clearance as an internist at Fort Bragg (pictured) to steal medical recordsdata of sufferers on the base’s hospital
The base is house to the US elite Special Forces (headquarters pictured), with Gabrielian claiming Henry may get details about how the US was coaching its navy to present help to Ukraine. Gabrielian stated she was fueled by her patriotism to Russia
According to the indictment, Gabrielian an teacher of anesthesiology and important care medication at Hopkins, instructed the secret agent on August 17 that ‘she was motivated by patriotism towards Russia to present any help she may to Russia, even when it meant being fired or going to jail.’
Gabrielian Johns Hopkins profile exhibits that she speaks Russian and earned her medical diploma on the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine in 2012.
She married Henry in 2015, the identical year the most important formally got here out as transgender.
Gabrielian allegedly instructed the agent that Henry had not solely entry to medical data on the navy base, but in addition perception on how America was coaching the navy to present help to Ukraine.
During that meeting, Henry allegedly instructed the agent that she had tried to enlist to struggle for Russia in opposition to Ukraine.
‘Henry defined to the [undercover agent that they were] dedicated to aiding Russia, and he had appeared into volunteering to be part of the Russian Army after the battle in Ukraine started, however Russia wished individuals with ‘fight expertise,’ and he didn’t have any,’ the indictment stated.
‘Henry additional said: ‘The means I’m viewing what’s going on in Ukraine now, is that the United States is utilizing Ukrainians as a proxy for their very own hatred towards Russia,” the charging doc alleged.
By August 31, Gabrielian met a the agent in a lodge in Gaithersburg, Maryland, providing medial records of a partner from a service member within the Office of Naval Intelligence and of a relative from an Air Force veteran.
‘Gabrielian highlighted to the [undercover agent] a medical problem mirrored within the records of [the military member’s spouse] that Russia may exploit,’ the indictment reads.
During the August 31 meeting, Henry additionally handed over medical data on 5 sufferers at Fort Bragg, together with that of a retired Army officer, a Department of Defense worker and spouses of energetic and deceased veterans, in accordance to the indictment
The couple additionally allegedly spoke with the agent about contingency plans for his or her household ought to the operation be uncovered.
‘Gabrilelian urged a cover story for his or her interactions, and a plan for Gabrielian and Henry’s kids flee the US shortly if Gabrielian and Henry had been instructed to act in a means that might expose their communications and actions to the US authorities,’ the indictment reads.
The pair had been finally charged with conspiracy and wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable well being data.
In an announcement, a spokesperson for Johns Hopkins stated: ‘We had been shocked to study this information this morning and intend to totally cooperate with investigators.’
Representatives for the Army and Department of Justice didn’t instantly reply to DailyMail.com’s request for remark.
Henry (left) attending a satisfaction occasion in 2015 after changing into the Army’s first trans officer
Henry has been treating US service members as a health care provider and internist for 17 years
In 2015, Henry was reported to be the first recognized active-duty Army officer to come out as transgender.
In May of 2015, the Army granted Henry’s request to formally change her identify and gender, with the military utilizing feminine pronouns in its filings.
It was a first for the Army, which had lengthy maintained that being transgender or being identified with gender dysphoria is incompatible with the navy and grounds for dismissal.
Henry had joined ROTC at age 17, and has been treating service members as a health care provider and internist for 17 years since her first rotation at Walter Reed.
The main had beforehand touted the Army and its management for accepting her identification as a transgender girl.
‘My commander stated, “I don’t care who you love, I don’t care how you identify, I want you to be healthy and I want you to be able to do your job,'” Henry instructed Buzzfeed.
‘I used to be blown away … due to the stereotypes that I held, rising up within the South, rising up in a fundamentalist Christian household, that he would routinely suppose I used to be a freak, he would routinely suppose, “You need to be discharged just like the regs recommend.'”