A former US army major and his anaesthesiologist wife have been charged with plotting to leak the medical records of US military figures and their families to Russia to assist its war in Ukraine.
Jamie Lee Henry, a former major and doctor at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and his wife, Dr Anna Gabrielian, were caught offering to disclose the conditions of patients at the army base during an FBI sting operation, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday.
Dr Henry, who was reported to be the first known active-duty army officer to come out as transgender in 2015, once praised the US military for its response during a difficult transition period.
No, not that bit. This bit:
In a subsequent meeting, Dr Gabrielian told the undercover agent her husband had some reservations about providing healthcare data.
Such a disclosure would violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the indictment said.
Treason, Phooey. Breaching HIPAA? Oooooh, can’t do that…….