Former NSA employee admits trying to sell top secret info to Russia

A former National Security Agency employee pleaded guilty on Monday to attempting to sell classified documents to a person he believed was a Russian agent — but who was actually an undercover FBI employee.

Jareh Dalke, 31, pleaded to six counts of attempting to transmit national defense information to a foreign government, admitting that in August and September of 2022 he sought to sell copies of three classified documents containing information marked top secret-SCI (for sensitive compartmented information) to a person who identified themselves as an agent from Russia, according to plea documents.

But that person was actually an online covert employee working with the FBI, the plea agreement shows.

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