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Former US Treasury official sentenced to six months in prison for leaking documents

Former senior Treasury official Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards on Thursday was sentenced to six months in prison for giving thousands of confidential reports related to special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation to multiple news outlets around the world.

Edwards, who worked for the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was charged in 2018 with leaking confidential financial reports to media outlets like BuzzFeed News. Edwards's actions were discovered when agents from the Treasury Inspector General’s office detected "a pattern" of unauthorized media disclosures beginning in October 2017.

U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Woods granted prosecutors' request that Edwards be given the minimum sentence of six months, Politico reports. Edwards's attorney, Stephanie Carvlin, had asked for a "time served" sentence, Politico notes, appearing to refer to the day Edwards spent in custody following her arrest in 2018.

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