Army’s first trans officer and her wife – a doctor at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins hospital – have been indicted on SPY charges the Dept. Of Justice
Major Jamie Lee Henry and Dr. Anna Gabrielian allegedly, tried to pass medical records of senior officers at Fort Bragg – the home of Delta Force and special operations – to Russians
Henry’s partner, Gabrielian, an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins, said her actions were fueled by her patriotism to Russia as she sought to hand over files the Kremlin ‘could exploit’
The files included medical records of senior military officers at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg and of their families
The couple have been charged with conspiracy and wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information
The US Army’s first trans officer and her wife, a doctor at Johns Hopkins, have been indicted for attempting to pass medical records of senior military officers and their families to the Russian government.
Major Jamie Lee Henry and partner, Dr. Anna Gabrielian, were accused of using their security clearance at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, to steal the records from the base’s hospital, the Baltimore Banner reported.
Gabrielian and Henry, who had a secret security clearance as a doctor at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, communicated and met several times with an undercover FBI agent who they believed was from the Russian embassy, offering sensitive medical information on military members and their families, the indictment alleges.
Fort Bragg is among one of the most populated military installations in the world, housing about 52,000 active duty soldiers. The base is home to the US Army’s Delta Force and Special Operations Forces.
The couple had communicated and met with the figure they believed to be a Russian agent in order to deliver files that the Kremlin ‘could exploit.’
According to the indictment, which was unsealed on Thursday, Gabrielian said she was motivated by her patriotism to Russia, with Henry using her clearance as a staff internist to help secure the files.
‘My point of view is until the United States actually declares war against Russia, I’m able to help as much as I want,’ Henry allegedly told the undercover agent when they met to set up the deal in August.
‘At that point, I’ll have some ethical issues I’ll have to work through.’
‘You’ll work through those ethical issues,’ Gabrielian allegedly replied, adding that Henry was a ‘coward’ over fears of breaking HIPPA.
The base is home to the US elite Special Forces, with Gabrielian claiming Henry could get information about how the US was training its military to provide assistance to Ukraine. Gabrielian said she was fueled by her patriotism to Russia.
Transgender US Army Major Jamie Henry allegedly used her clearance as an internist at Fort Bragg to steal medical files of patients at the base’s hospital.
According to the indictment, Gabrielian an instructor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Hopkins, told the undercover agent on August 17 that ‘she was motivated by patriotism toward Russia to provide any assistance she could to Russia, even if it meant being fired or going to jail.’
Gabrielian Johns Hopkins profile shows that she speaks Russian and earned her medical degree at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine in 2012.
She allegedly told the agent that Henry had not only access to medical information at the military base, but also insight on how America was training the military to provide assistance to Ukraine.
At the clandestine meeting, Henry allegedly told the ‘Russian agent’ that she had tried to enlist to fight for Russia against Ukraine.
‘Henry explained to the [undercover agent that they were] committed to assisting Russia, and he had looked into volunteering to join the Russian Army after the conflict in Ukraine began, but Russia wanted people with ‘combat experience,’ and he did not have any,’ the indictment said.
‘Henry further stated: ‘The way I am viewing what is going on in Ukraine now, is that the United States is using Ukrainians as a proxy for their own hatred toward Russia,” the charging document alleged.
By August 31, Gabrielian met a the agent in a hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland, offering medial records of a spouse from a service member in the Office of Naval Intelligence and of a relative from an Air Force veteran.
‘Gabrielian highlighted to the [undercover agent] a medical issue reflected in the records of [the military member’s spouse] that Russia could exploit,’ the indictment reads.
During the August 31 meeting, Henry also handed over medical information on five patients at Fort Bragg, including that of a retired Army officer, a Department of Defense employee and spouses of active and deceased veterans, according to the indictment
The couple also allegedly spoke with the agent about contingency plans should their operation be exposed.
‘Gabrilelian suggested a cover story for their interactions, and a plan for Gabrielian and Henry’s children flee the U.S. quickly if Gabrielian and Henry were told to act in a way that could expose their communications and actions to the U.S. government,’ the indictment reads.
US Dept. Of Justice will has indict the pair of US Army Major Jamie Lee Henry, and Maryland Doctor Anna Gabrielian, for Allegedly Providing Confidential Health Information to a Purported Russian Representative to Assist Russia Related to the Conflict In Ukraine
The pair were ultimately charged with conspiracy and wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Johns Hopkins said: ‘We were shocked to learn about this news this morning and intend to fully cooperate with investigators.’