US Sailor Faces 5+ Years In Prison Over Classified Information Breach
Submitted by: 5cats⚫ 10 months ago
In a report from The Washington Times, Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier (pictured above) used a cellphone camera to take photos in the classified engine room of the nuclear submarine where he worked as a mechanic, the USS Alexandria, then destroyed a laptop, camera and memory card after learning he was under investigation.
There is no evidence he harmed anyone or even intended harm. No evidence the photos were distributed or even seen by an unauthorized person, ever. But simply for "mishandling" and "improper possession" of classified (Confidential, the very lowest designation, not Top Secret or higher) documents? The DOJ threw the book at him. Gee, which current security breach sounds exactly like this? With very different results so far...