A State Department employee from the Caucasus Affairs office has been arrested and charged “with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents,” according to a statement released by the Department of Justice’s Office of Public Affairs.
“Candace Marie Claiborne is a U.S. State Department employee who possesses a Top Secret security clearance and allegedly failed to report her contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with thousands of dollars of gifts and benefits,” Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord stated after announcing the charges Wednesday. “Claiborne used her position and her access to sensitive diplomatic data for personal profit. Pursuing those who imperil our national security for personal gain will remain a key priority of the National Security Division.”
“Candace Claiborne is charged with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements in connection with her alleged concealment and failure to report her improper connections to foreign contacts along with the tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits they provided,” added U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips of the District of Columbia. “As a State Department employee with a Top Secret clearance, she received training and briefing about the need for caution and transparency. This case demonstrates that U.S. government employees will be held accountable for failing to honor the trust placed in them when they take on such sensitive assignments”
“Candace Claiborne is accused of violating her oath of office as a State Department employee, who was entrusted with Top Secret information when she purposefully mislead [sic] federal investigators about her significant and repeated interactions with foreign contacts," explained Assistant Director in Charge Andrew W. Vale of the FBI’s Washington Field Office."The FBI will continue to investigate individuals who, though required by law, fail to report foreign contacts, which is a key indicator of potential insider threats posed by those in positions of public trust.”
Federal agents arrested Claiborne on Tuesday.
She appeared in front of a judge at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday afternoon. Claiborne pleaded not guilty. She is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing seat for April 18.
According to the DOJ, the “maximum penalty for a person convicted of obstructing an official proceeding is 20 years in prison. The maximum penalty for making false statements to the FBI is five years in prison.”
Sounds like some old fashioned spying right there. Exchanging money/gifts for info. I wonder what she had access to that the Chinese were interested in?
There are a lot of articles giving more details than this but This source was more a familiar site than the others. She seemed to sell us out cheaply...
NYT link has some more specifics.
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Here is the best part:
"The bill of charges contains numerous felonies and Claiborne, 60, is facing spending the rest of her life behind bars, as prosecutors warn she is “ the first of many” corrupt Clinton-era State Department employees that will be bought to justice by a reinvigorated DOJ.
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