An indictment filed Wednesday charges two Maryland doctors with conspiracy and unlawful disclosure of medical information. U.S. Army Dr. Jamie Lee Henry and Johns Hopkins anesthesiologist Dr. Anna Gabrielian are accused of attempting to provide info to the Russian government.
Army’s first trans officer and Johns Hopkins doctor wife are indicted on SPY charges: Tried to pass medical records to Russians of senior officers at Fort Bragg – the home of Delta Force and special operations https://t.co/LPO6ThJpQo— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 29, 2022
The US Army’s first transgender officer has been indicted for attempting to pass medical information to the Russians in a bid to aid Vladamir Putin’s campaign in Ukraine.
The eight-count indictment was unsealed Thursday upon the arrest of the defendants, Major Jamie Lee Henry and anesthesiologist Anna Gabrielian, according to a Department of Justice press release. The Army granted Henry’s request to officially change his name in accordance with his gender preference in 2015. Prior to Henry’s case, identifying as a sex different than the one on one’s birth certificate made a soldier unfit for military service, warranting discharge.
Gabrielian worked at the Johns Hopkins school of medicine located in Baltimore, Md. Henry, who is also a doctor, worked as a staff internist stationed at Fort Bragg, where the headquarters of the United States Army Special Operations Command and the Womack Army Medical Center are based.
They were arrested after offering military personnel medical information to an undercover FBI agent posing as a Russian embassy employee, according to a federal indictment.
During an initial Aug. 17 meeting in a Baltimore hotel room, Gabrielian told the agent she was “motivated by patriotism toward Russia to provide any assistance she could to Russia, even if it meant being fired or going to jail.”
Her spouse had access not just to medical information, she said, but insight into how the U.S. military establishes Army hospitals in war conditions and about training the military provided to Ukrainian military personnel. Henry participated in a second meeting later that night.
Henry also told the agent she had looked into volunteering to join the Russian Army after the conflict in Ukraine began.
More here, including interesting photo.