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ITMG Insider Threat Cases – September 30, 2021

Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty To Honest Services Fraud Scheme

SALEHI, 66, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.  The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as SALEHI’s sentence will be determined by Judge Castel.

Sina Moayedi was arrested on May 28, 2021, on three charges contained in a criminal Complaint: wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and bribery of a public official.  The charges against Moayedi are pending.

Cleaning Man Busted Stealing Valuable Information from FBI’s Detroit Field Office

A man hired to help sanitize the FBI’s Detroit Field Office at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has been convicted of stealing valuable information on a violent street gang in the city.

Anthony Cassani, 22, photographed a chart that detailed the rank and hierarchy of the gang members in March 2020 and then sent the photo to his friends and others using a social media account, prosecutors allege, The Detroit News reports.

Ex-U.S. Intel Operatives Admit Hacking American Networks for UAE

Three former U.S. intelligence operatives who worked as cyber spies for the United Arab Emirates admitted to violating U.S. hacking laws and prohibitions on selling sensitive military technology, under a deal to avoid prosecution announced on Tuesday.

The operatives – Marc Baier, Ryan Adams and Daniel Gericke – were part of a clandestine unit named Project Raven, first reported by Reuters, that helped the UAE spy on its enemies.

“Wrapped” Bitcoin worth more than $12m has been stolen from the decentralized finance protocol pNetwork. The cross-chain project announced the theft of 277 BTC on September 19 via Twitter, ascribing the hack to a codebase vulnerability.

The theft was executed on Binance Smart Chain, which featured in the biggest ever DeFi heist in history – the $610m Poly Network hack that took place in August.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Leaves Canada on a Flight to China

Almost three years after she was arrested at a Vancouver airport, Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou left Canada on a flight to China, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Under an agreement with federal prosecutors, Meng, 49, admitted she had misled HSBC Holdings Plc about the telecom company’s business with Iran, in violation of U.S. sanctions on that nation. Meng will face no further prosecution and could see the charges against her dismissed by December 2022 if she complies with the terms of the agreement.

Willamette Valley Grass Seed Company Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

According to court documents, ProSeeds had a longstanding commercial relationship with the Jacklin Seed Company and routinely contracted with Jacklin for the purchase and sale of grass seed. These contracts were typically negotiated with a Jacklin employee acting under the supervision of Christopher Claypool, Jacklin’s general manager. In March 2021, Claypool, 53, of Spokane, Washington, was convicted of wire fraud and money laundering for perpetrating multiple schemes to defraud Jacklin. Claypool was later sentenced to three years in federal prison.

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