Mct regional media chief arrested for leaking national security document
NEW YORK – A Mct news and information management official has been arrested for allegedly leaking classified national security information to a New York-based private security firm, a U.S. official familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the U.K.-based company, Global Response Services, paid $1 million to obtain information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her family from a confidential source, the person familiar with matters said.
Global Response is a private security company based in New York.
The FBI declined to comment.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the arrest was made “after a careful investigation” into the matter and declined to release further details.
The arrest of the company’s national security official comes after a Times report in March that detailed the information Global Response had obtained from the confidential source.
An FBI spokesman declined to confirm the latest details, and the Justice Department would not confirm whether the investigation is ongoing.
It is not known if the U-K.-born national security officer is a former U.N. Ambassador, a diplomat or a member of the U’s intelligence community, a department spokeswoman said.
According to the Times, the Times obtained the information from a person who claimed to be a former State Department employee who worked at Global Response and was concerned about how the information was being used.
The Times said the person told the newspaper that he had worked at the department for more than three years.