Dating a federal agent
Albury was also charged with a second count of refusing to hand over documents to the government.Albury is the second person charged with leaking secret documents to The Intercept.
Paul International Airport liaison working on counterterrorism matters, was charged this week by the Justice Department's National Security Division with one count of "knowingly and willfully" transmitting documents and information relating to national defense to a reporter for a national news organization.While living in Old Harbor, Connolly befriended William "Billy" Bulger, who would become a successful politician.He also met James "Whitey" Bulger, Billy's older brother.He then took classes at Suffolk Law School, though he didn't obtain a law degree, and found work as a high school teacher.Connolly joined the FBI in 1968, and completed stints at offices in Baltimore, San Francisco and New York City before his 1972 arrest of Frank Salemme, a well-known Mafia figure, helped him get a transfer back to his hometown.In January 2017, The Intercept published a series titled "The FBI's Secret Rules," based on Albury's leaked documents, which show the depth and broad powers of the FBI expansion since 9/11 and its recruitment efforts.
The Intercept made two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the FBI in late March 2016.
According to a review done by the FBI, Albury and 15 other individuals had also accessed the same document from an FBI classified network between August 2011 and March 29, 2016, the date of The Intercept's FOIA request.
The search warrant said Albury took 11 screenshots of the document on Feb.
The Justice Department has not yet responded to MPR News' request for Albury's employment history at the FBI.
“We did what we had to do to complete our mission, which was the destruction of a New England crime family, an international crime cartel. We destroyed the Angiulos in exchange for a gang of two, Whitey Bulger and Stevie Flemmi. ”In the 1970s and '80s, FBI agent John Connolly used gangster Whitey Bulger as an informant and credited him with helping bring down the Mafia in Boston.
The Justice Department has vowed to crack down on leaks that it contends undermine national security.