Henry Kyle Frese Bio – Henry Kyle Frese Wiki
Henry Kyle Frese is the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency counter-terrorism analyst who is accused of leaking documents related to North Korea to CNBC’s Amanda Macias and another reporter.
According to a criminal complaint filed on October 9 in Eastern District of Virginia federal court, Henry Kyle Frese had been “caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain.” The complaint adds that the disclosure of the information, “could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave harm to the national security of the United States.”
Frese, of Alexandria, Virginia, will appear in court on October 9. He was charged with two counts of willful transmission of national defense information to persons not entitled to receive it, the U>S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said in a statement. Frese could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Frese was arrested when he showed up for work on the morning of October 9. The arrest came after he was indicted on the two charges by a grand jury. During the investigation, federal agents intercepted Twitter messages and phone calls between Frese and the reporters. In a press release, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division John Demers said that Frese’s arrest was part of the department’s cracking down on leaking in government agencies. Demers said, “Leaks of classified information cause undeniable damage to our national security. Demers told the media that Frese is the sixth person to be charged in the last six years with leaking information.
“Henry Kyle Frese was entrusted with TOP SECRET information related to the national defense of our country,” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Zachary Terwilliger said in a statement. “Frese allegedly violated that trust, the oath he swore to uphold, and is charged with engaging in dastardly and felonious conduct at the expense of our country. This indictment should serve as a clear reminder to all of those similarly entrusted with National Defense Information that unilaterally disclosing such information for personal gain, or that of others, is not selfless or heroic, it is criminal.”
Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers added in a statement, “As laid out in today’s indictment, Frese was caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain. Frese betrayed the trust placed in him by the American people—a betrayal that risked harming the national security of this country. This is one of six unauthorized disclosure cases the Department has charged in just over two years, and we will continue in our efforts to punish and deter this behavior.”
“Mr. Frese allegedly disclosed highly classified national defense information, which puts our country and people at risk,” FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence Division Alan E. Kohler Jr. said in a statement. “He violated his oath to serve and protect the United States. The men and women of the FBI work hard every day to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution – we will not stand by while trusted government employees violate that trust in such an egregious way.”
Henry Kyle Frese Job
According to Henry Kyle Frese’s LinkedIn page, he was a senior consultant at BAE Systems in Reston, Virginia. BAE is a British-based multinational defense contractor. Frese says on his LinkedIn page that he is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and of the Royal Military College of Canada, where he achieved a Masters of Public Administration, Security, Defense, and Management Policy. Frese is originally from Berwyn, Pennsylvania.
Frese began working at BAE Systems in 2016. Prior to that, he had worked at contractor Booz Allen Hamilton between June 2014 and August 2016.
Henry Kyle Frese Age
Henry Kyle Frese is 30 years old.