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Insider Threat: Soldier Sentenced for Attempted Espionage

William Millay, a 22-year-old military police officer at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson near Anchorage, Alaska, has been sentenced to a 16-year jail term in connection with his efforts to sell classified national defense information to a person he believed was a Russian intelligence officer. And Millay not only discussed his plans with other military members, he attempted to solicit help from them as well.

Apr 26, 2013 12:30 PM

Insider Threat: Soldier Sentenced for Attempted Espionage

Alaska mapWilliam Millay, a 22-year-old military police officer at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson near Anchorage, Alaska, has been sentenced to a 16-year jail term in connection with his efforts to sell classified national defense information to a person he believed was a Russian intelligence officer. And Millay not only discussed his plans with other military members, he attempted to solicit help from them as well.

“This case really drives home the point that the insider threat is alive and well,” said Special Agent Sam Johnson, who supervises a national security squad in our Anchorage Division. “That’s why counterintelligence investigations continue to be a very high priority for the FBI.” The fact that no one reported Millay further illustrates the need to raise awareness about the insider threat and the risk it poses to national security. “One person can do a tremendous amount of damage,” Johnson said.

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