Great news: FBI agent with possible ties to Hezbollah pleads guilty to stealing classified info about the group

They’re not calling it spying because apparently they can’t prove that she passed the information along. That only makes this good news, though. What makes it great news is the fact that she was in the United States fraudulently.

Yup. An illegal immigrant FBI agent.

Oh, and she also worked for the CIA.

The sister-in-law of the indicted fugitive owner of the La Shish restaurant chain got sensitive jobs at the FBI and CIA, despite being an illegal immigrant, federal prosecutors said in court documents unsealed today in Detroit.

The woman, Nada Nadim Prouty, 37, of Vienna, Va., also tapped into a sensitive FBI computer to find out what federal investigators knew about her, La Shish restaurant owner Talal Chahine, and her sister, who is married to Chahine.

Prosecutors said she took an unknown quantity of classified information home with her. It’s unclear what happened, or what she did with the information, prosecutors said.

The information pertained to a federal investigation of Chahine and his possible involvement with Hizballah, which has been declared a terrorist organization by the U.S State Department…

Prouty hired an unemployed U.S. citizen to marry her in 1990, a year after she entered the country and overstayed her student visa.

They want to deport her — but they can’t, because she knows too much. So after serving her 6-12 month sentence, she’ll be left to roam around the United States, presumably tailed by the agencies she once worked for. Although given what a bang-up job they did on the background checks when they hired her, who knows?

Debbie Schlussel’s been following the case of Talal Chahine for awhile so follow the link for essential background. Your exit question, via Debbie: When exactly did the FBI find out about her accessing classified info? The complaint says this stems from an incident in 2003. Did they keep her on staff for four years knowing she was shady?

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