A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence officer who defected to Iran was indicted on espionage charges. According to documents released by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, Monica Witt, 39, defected to Iran in 2013. The indictment accuses her of assisting “Iranian intelligence services in targeting her former fellow agents in the U.S. Intelligence Community.” Witt is also alleged to have disclosed the code name and classified mission of a U.S. Department of Defense Special Access Program.
The DOJ statement said there’s an arrest warrant for Witt, who remains at large.
The indictment claims Witt not only revealed to Iranian officials the existence of highly-classified intelligence programs , but also provided them with the true identity of at least one American intelligence officer. If true, this would amount to an egregious violation of her oath as an intelligence officer, and a number of federal laws.
However, the charges don’t stop there.