Former Treasury Employee Pleads Not Guilty To Leaking Documents

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A former Treasury Department employee pleaded not guilty to charges she leaked confidential financial documents related to former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates to a media outlet.

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards entered the plea Wednesday for one count of unlawfully disclosing what are known as suspicious activity reports and one count of conspiracy.

The 40-year-old Quinton, Va., resident worked for the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also known as FinCEN. A complaint filed in New York City accused her of providing SARs on Manafort and Gates to a BuzzFeed reporter from 2017 until October, when she was arrested.

SARs are used to alert officials about potentially criminal financial transactions. FinCEN manages the Treasury Department’s collection of SARs.

Read the original article here: upi.com


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