Daily Archives: November 15, 2007

New Security Concerns For Feds

Another embarrassing example of the Federal Government caught with their pants down also serves as another reason why trusting them to protect your privacy could be disastrous despite delusions of government and businesses safeguarding people’s private communications and financial information.

The Los Angeles Times reported that an illegal immigrant from Lebanon with relatives linked to the militant Islamic group Hezbollah forged her way to citizenship by paying a U.S. citizen to marry her, lied her way through national security background checks, joined the FBI and the CIA, then accessed government computers for restricted information relating to her relatives and a U.S. investigation into the group.

Nada Nadim Prouty, a 37-year-old Lebanese national pleaded guilty to conspiracy, unauthorized computer access and naturalization fraud, agreeing to cooperate with authorities in an ongoing investigation into the security breaches. Court papers were unsealed Tuesday providing the details.

The FBI and the CIA had tightened personnel screening and monitoring a few years ago after a CIA officer and an FBI agent were caught selling secrets to foreign governments.

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