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.

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