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A couple of doctors are accused of conspiring to give Russia information about the health of US soldiers.


The anesthetist Anna Gabrielian of the Johns Hopkins Institute and the military doctor Jamie Lee Henry would have given data on the health of several individuals (something punishable by federal law) to an undercover FBI agent who posed as an employee of the Russian Government.



A US Army doctor and his wife have been accused of conspiring to give Russia health records of members of the US government and military, according to court documents made public Thursday.

The couple was arrested Thursday and has been charged in federal court for the District of Maryland.

According to court documents, Armed Forces physician Maj. Jamie Lee Henry and his partner, anesthesiologist Anna Gabrielian, allegedly

provided information about the health of multiple individuals — something that is punishable by federal law

— to an undercover agent. of the FBI who posed as an employee of the Russian Government.

Court documents refer to Jamie Lee Henry as male, but Henry became the first openly trans person in the military in 2015.

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The undercover agent met in a Baltimore hotel with Gabrielian, who according to ABC News worked for the prestigious Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, and told him that she wanted to help "motivated by her patriotism towards Russia."

In fact, the anesthesiologist stated that she had tried to contact the Russian embassy in Washington DC by phone and email to offer to collaborate with her husband.

Jamie Lee Henry had made headlines in 2015 after becoming the first openly trans person in the military.MSNBC

In addition, he assured the agent that his partner could pass on information about how US forces create hospitals in conflicts and about the military training that the United States provides to Ukraine.

For his part, Henry, who had an intermediate security clearance, which gave him access to privileged but dangerous information if it fell into the wrong hands, had a separate meeting with the agent, to whom he admitted that he had considered joining as a volunteer to the Russian Armed Forces after the start of the war in Ukraine.

Both Gabrielian and Henry indicated to the FBI official that they could provide her with medical information on members of the US military and their families at Fort Bragg, where he was working as an internist, as well as the medical institution where the woman worked in Baltimore. .

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In fact, the elder gave the undercover agent the health records of a US Army officer, an employee of the Department of Defense and the wives of three veterans.

Gabrielan even made plans to flee to Turkey with her husband and children in case her actions or those of her partner were exposed.

"I don't want to end up in jail here with my children being held hostage over my head," the anesthesiologist told the agent.

Source: telemundo

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