Ex-Treasury Official Sentenced to Jail for Leaks Related to Mueller Probe

A former Treasury Department official has been sentenced to six months behind bars for leaking thousands of confidential banking documents, including ones related to former President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chair Paul Manafort, Russian diplomats in the United States, and the Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to reports. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, who served as a senior adviser in the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, was on Thursday sentenced for one count of conspiracy for leaking over 2,000 “suspicious activity reports,” or SARs, according to The Wall Street Journal.┬áSARs are confidential reports on suspect financial transactions that banks are required to file with FinCEN. Edwards pleaded guilty to the crime in January 2020, with her sentencing delayed due to the pandemic. In handing down her sentence, U.S. District Judge Gregory H. Woods said at a federal court hearing in New York City on …

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