Former US Treasury whistleblower sentenced to six months in prison for leaking banking documents related to the Mueller probe

Source: Business Insider

“A former Treasury Department official was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday for leaking tens of thousands of pages of confidential financial documents to Buzzfeed News, the media publication reported. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, 42, pleaded guilty last year, admitting she leaked Suspicious Activity Reports related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the US election. Leaked documents included reports on former President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his associate Rick Gates, the Russian Embassy, and Maria Butina. Edwards also leaked documents that became part of the FinCEN files, which were covered by a consortium of more than 100 international news organizations. The project exposed potential corruption in the global banking system and led several counties to reform their financial laws.” (06/03/21)