A former U.S. Treasury Department official has been sentenced to jail for leaking thousands of pages of anti-Trump financial information to the news media.
Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards was a senior adviser in the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
She was allowed to plead to a single count of a conspiracy crime for leaking over 2,000 confidential banking documents called “suspicious activity reports."
Edwards was reportedly sentenced to six months in jail.
That's more time than a former FBI attorney received after admitting to doctoring a document to illegally obtain a wiretap against former Trump campaign associate Carter Page. That attorney, Kevin Clinesmith, got 12 months of probation for his crime.
And that was harsher punishment than given to former FBI Director James Comey. An Inspector General investigation recommended Comey be prosecuted for improperly leaking anti-Trump information to the news media. However, the Dept. of Justice where Comey worked declined to prosecute him.
Read the criminal complaint against Edwards at the link below:
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