A senior adviser at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, was arrested Wednesday for passing along confidential suspicious activity reports on President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort and others to reporters at the news organization BuzzFeed, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman of the Southern District of New York announced.
According to prosecutors, Natalie Edwards’ position at FinCEN gave her access to the sensitive documents issued by financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act for suspicious financial activity. From October 2017 to as recently as Oct. 15 of this year, Edwards allegedly provided an unnamed journalist details of SARs related to those involved in various ways to investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
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