While in Iran, she also allegedly converted to Islam during a television segment after identifying herself as a U.S. veteran, and delivered several broadcasts in which she criticised the US. Four Iranians were also charged for conspiracy and aggravated identity theft including Mojtaba Masoumpour, Behzad Mesri, Hosseini Parvar, and Mohammad Paryar.
Several conferences sponsored by the New Horizon Organization have taken place in Iran and Iraq in recent years, according to USA officials.
She defected to Iran in 2013 after being invited to two all-expense-paid conferences in the country that the Justice Department says promoted anti-Western propaganda and condemned American moral standards.
The indictment said Witt was recruited during trips to Tehran in 2012 and 2013 with help from an unidentified "Individual A", a dual US-Iranian citizen whose description resembles Hashemi.
Provided with housing and computer equipment by the Iranian government, Witt tracked down USA counterintelligence agents she used to work with on Facebook, the indictment said, and disclosed the classified identity of at least one of those agents, according to the charges.
In a charging document, investigators say the 39-year-old was deployed by the USA to locations in the Middle East to conduct classified counterintelligence operations.
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He said: "I am glad he saved my header - because that act was the start of a friendship between us that I will always treasure ". You don't get too many like him, and he was immensely modest for all talent.
As part of its action on February 13, the United States also charged four Iranian nationals who it said were involved in the cyberattacks.
Four Iranians who helped Witt in the cyber hack were also named in the indictment.
Around the same time, Witt appeared in at least one Iranian video in which she criticized the US government.
Witt, 39, had high-level security clearances and was in the Air Force from 1997 to 2008, then became a Defense Department contractor until 2010. It said she replied: "Well, I loved the work, and I am endeavoring to put the training I received to good use instead of evil".
Witt herself was recruited by Iran after attending two global conferences organized by New Horizon, U.S. officials said.
In the weeks after defecting, she also conducted several Facebook searches of her former colleagues, and is alleged to have exposed one agent's true identity, "thereby risking the life of this individual".
Yahoo Newsreports that she wrote a message claiming that she might "do like [Edward] Snowden", the former U.S. intelligence contractor who leaked thousands of highly-classified documents about the National Security Agency in 2013 before being granted asylum in Russian Federation.
Witt maintained contact with an IRGC member she met at the conference and eventually defected to the Islamic Republic. From there, her task was to use social media to search for other American counterintelligence officials, and produce "target packages" on them for Iran.
Keenum is still under contract through 2019, and Flacco possibly solves any immediate need the Broncos have at the position. The Miami Dolphins appear ready to move on from quarterback Ryan Tannehill as well, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter .
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and other high-ranking Democrats are slamming freshman Rep. Even some progressives criticized Omar for the tweets, which they said smacked of anti-Semitic tropes against American Jews.
Magnussen said: "We wanted to get up there with the competitive teams, and now we need to hold on to it". The team left it quite late when making the announcement but the proximity got the desired effect.
It doesn't tell us a whole lot to be honest, other than the fact Samsung will have some foldable phone news to share with us. The base configuration, however, will use a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone and not embedded into the screen.
Grande wore her down to show the real length - falling right above her shoulders - along with her flowing curls and shaggy bangs. People were upset that they invited Miller's parents to the awards when they knew he wouldn't win.
And, well, let's just say there aren't a lot of "who is Drake " and "who is Kendrick Lamar " articles being written for tonight. Speaking about the different genres of music, the women said that all styles need to be represented and respected.
Hudson, 39, notably shared a joyful collection of photos of herself - drink in hand - as she posed with Aniston and Paltrow, 46. Along with Pitt, the A-list guests included Reese Witherspoon , Gwyneth Paltrow , Kate Hudson , Demi Moore and others.
Realmuto not only gives the Phils another bat but also a veteran behind the plate. "I think the upgrade is pretty significant". Realmuto and his worth ethic and his makeup and his leadership, the type of teammate he is", Klentak said.
In a post following the festivities, Kylie said "I had to go all out for my baby", and yeah, you can't really argue with that. Much like Stormi's first birthday , Jenner celebrated Norman's first year of life - but on a much lower scale of course.
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Steelers Will Not Trade Antonio Brown To Patriots
ESPN reported that Brown, who signed a four-year contract extension in 2017 worth $68 million, had officially requested a move. Since then , he has recorded more than 1,000 yards receiving in seven of his nine seasons in the league.
UN Chief Again Offers to Mediate in Venezuela Crisis
Although he has wide global support in his bid to oust Maduro, Guaido needs the support of the armed forces. Mr Maduro said he would block humanitarian aid into Venezuela as it would justify intervention from the US.
Winter weather alerts take effect Monday evening
Winter weather advisories and storm watches line the coast from Virginia to ME as well through the Midwest into the Great Lakes. The region , more used to rain than extreme wintry conditions, has been hit by a series of wintry storm systems.