Johns Hopkins doctor and Army doc spouse charged with leaking US military medical data to Russia

Johns Hopkins doctor and Army doc spouse charged with leaking US military medical data to Russia
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An anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins and her spouse, who serves as a doctor in the U.S. Army, are now facing federal indictments for attempting to leak U.S. military servicemembers' information to Russia.

According to The Baltimore Banner, Anna Gabrielian and Jamie Lee Henry's actions were reportedly uncovered when they unknowingly met with an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agent.

Per the news outlet, the indictment alleges that the couple believed the person they were meeting "was from the Russian embassy, offering sensitive medical information on military members and their family."

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The initial meeting reportedly took place on August 17 inside a hotel room in Baltimore, Md. During the meeting, Gabrielian told the undercover FBI agent 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's spouse, an army doctor, had key access to sensitive medication information but in addition to that, she also had the ability to offer "insight into how the U.S. military establishes an army hospital in war conditions and about training the military provided to Ukrainian military personnel. Henry participated in a second meeting later that night."

“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 reportedly said to the agent, per the indictment. “At that point, I’ll have some ethical issues I’ll have to work through.”

“You’ll work through those ethical issues,” Gabrielian replied.

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The report also detailed another meeting that took place on August 24. During that meeting, Henry expressed concern about possibly violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) by disclosing health information. Gabrielian chastised Henry for being a "coward" for expressing concern.

The following week, Gabrielian gave the agent "medical information related to the spouse of a person currently employed by the Office of Naval Intelligence, and medical information related to someone only described as a veteran of the Air Force."

“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 noted.

The two are now facing conspiracy charges and an additional charge for "wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information."

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