First openly trans US Army officer arrested as ‘Russian spy’

America’s first openly transgender Army officer was charged with a plot to give sensitive medical data to Russia, the FBI has revealed Read Full Article at

First openly trans US Army officer arrested as ‘Russian spy’
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First openly trans US Army officer arrested as ‘Russian spy’

A Maryland couple was charged for offering medical secrets to an undercover FBI agent

Two Americans, including the US Army’s first openly transgender officer, were arrested after offering medical information of military personnel to a Russian embassy employee – in reality, an undercover FBI agent – according to a federal indictment made public on Thursday.

Baltimore Banner reported, citing a federal indictment dated Wednesday. 

“communicated and met several times” with an undercover FBI agent, who they believed was an employee of the Russian embassy, offering to provide sensitive medical information on members of the US military and their families.

made headlines in June 2015, as the first known US Army officer to come out as transgender. Though the Baltimore Banner and other outlets referred to Henry as “she,” the indictment itself called Henry “he” and Gabriellian’s husband.

The FBI claims to have intercepted a message from Gabriellian offering her assistance to the Russian embassy. During her first meeting with the undercover agent, in a Baltimore hotel on August 17, Gabrielian said she was “motivated by patriotism toward Russia” and was willing to risk being fired or going to jail.

She also mentioned that Henry had access to not just medical files, but could offer information about US training of the Ukrainian military. Henry, 39, was then brought in for the second meeting.

“My point of view is until the US actually declares war against Russia, I’m able to help as much as I want,” Henry allegedly told the agent. “At that point, I’ll have some ethical issues I’ll have to work through.” 

“Russia could exploit,” the indictment says. Henry provided medical information related to five patients at Fort Bragg.