A Lebanese woman, linked to Hezbollah, pleaded guilty in Detroit to changes that included fraudulently getting U.S. citizenship to work for the FBI and CIA.
A Department of Justice statement said Nada Nadim Prouty, 37, pleaded guilty Tuesday "to charges of fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship, which she later used to gain employment at the FBI and CIA; accessing a federal computer system to unlawfully query information about her relatives and the organization Hezbollah; and conspiracy to defraud the United States."
Prouty arrived in Michigan in 1989 on a one-year, non-immigrant student visa. After overstaying her visa, she obtained a fraudulent marriage in 1990 by paying an unemployed man in Detroit to marry her, court records said.
In April 1999, she was hired as a special agent of the FBI, where she acknowledged she unlawfully accessed computer files pertaining to her and family members. In June 2003, she was hired by the CIA and was required to be a U.S. citizen.
Prouty faced a maximum penalty of 16 years in prison, $600,000 in fines and loss of her U.S. citizenship, but plea arrangements mean she will face up to 12 month in prison if she cooperates fully.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Kasım 2007, 13:28