Won't somebody think of the children.
Now she's going to be separated from her daughter for a very long time. It's the daughter (and her husband) who I feel most sorry for in all this.
A US Air Force intelligence officer who kidnapped her daughter to Mexico and attempted to defect to Russia with top-secret information is set to spend the better part of a decade behind bars. Elizabeth Jo Shirley, 47, of West Virginia, specialized in cyber operations and worked at a range of intelligence agencies for nearly 20 …
I am not sure about that. The father got custody, a very unusual occurrence in the U.S. unless the mother is declared unworthy which is quite difficult to prove, as the mother is assumed the first custodial option.
So, to get this woman declared unworthy, plus have the (same?) court almost instantly grant complete and solitary custody to the father at only a single application, after she failed to show up to surrender the child?
Plus her illegal actions, described in the article therein?
Sounds like she was, errrr...not playing with all cylinders firing. Or, at the minimum, not as trustworthy as her security clearance implied.
The husband got the better end of the deal from the sound of it: that is, he got rid of that headache. And (bonus?!) I don't think you need to pay alimony (to an apparent deadbeat parent) when they're in jail. For quite a long time.
The daughter? I'm sure she'll miss her mother. Even if said mother has highly questionable ethical standards.
So, for the daughter, maybe a long-term advantage after all, after the hurt [that the mother] brought upon her.
I get the reference, but "Budget Snowden" seems a bit much.
Snowdon was a whistleblower trying to blow the cover on illegal goings in the US government. A noble gesture considering he will have to look over his shoulder for the rest of his life.
This woman on the other hand seems to have had less than noble intentions.
It's for when the crimes are related, and if the first hadn't happened then the second wouldn't have, and so they should all be lumped together under the headline crime. For example if you play your music a tad too loud one time, and end up concussed in a cell for resisting arrest.
A court appointed female lawyer explained, "So, you're saying things just went tits-up."
I relied, "No, that's not what I am saying, certainly not in court."
"That wasn't a question. I will ask you if things went tits-up and then you reply, Yes, sorry."
That's because the capitol seditionist was actually an antifa crisis actor being paid by a the Clintons in secret plot run by the milk marketing board and it was all filmed on a back-lot in Hollywood by communist movie studios.
I think Bernie's mittens may have been involved somehow.....
ps Why does my spell check want to change "seditionist" to "educationist"? Proof that Bill Gates is behind it all !
This is very recent news. A week ago, Russia was a friend of the USA, unlike those pesky secret services of the deep state, and Putin was a nice and very smart leader. He had even assured the president of his re-election, hence the outcry over the inevitable rigging.
"she has signed a document promising not to disclose a word of what was contained in the documents she stole for the rest of her life, or face the rest of it behind bars"
Of course, she signed such a document when she started working with classified data. I'm not sure how much the Court should trust her to follow this NDA....
The FSB and the PRC have become surprisingly stingy when it comes to dosh for treason.
There was another story about a bloke who had missile engine secrets in the offing and the PRC was only offering 10k USD.
Maybe they already had one.
Shirley got off lightly as they used to shoot traitors.
This woman separates from her husband, and the father of her child. Okay, it happens.
The courts award the father primary custody. Okay, hold up. This is very, very rare for young children. The mother would have had to have to have messed up something fierce for this to happen.
How does this woman's access to TS material not get suspended? My understanding is that talking in your sleep is enough to be denied a TS.
When this woman fails to return her child, the father applies to the court and immediately receives full custody!!!???!!! Yeah, this woman has been a problem case for the court for a long time. No way in $#&& she should have still had her clearance. The AF needs to go after her supervisor.
Yes, personal issues are supposed to be of major import when determining the issuance and renewal of security clearances. Her custody issues (and whatever led to them) made her a spectacularly bad risk, and her clearance should have been pulled previously.
That wouldn't have helped with whatever she stashed away in her storage unit, but at least she wouldn't have been able to offer any CURRENT intelligence.
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