Texas woman admits to obtaining classified records: Faces 3 years

SHERMAN, TX (TIP): Federal prosecutors say a North Texas woman who worked as a translator for U.S. forces in Afghanistan has admitted she illegally obtained classified military records. Thirty-nine-year-old Farida Yusufi pleaded guilty Thursday, February 13 to federal charges that include theft of government records.

Prosecutors say FBI agents in March searched her McKinney home, north of Dallas, and found classified documents she obtained while embedded with U.S. forces.She admits in court documents to taking a leave schedule and weapons assignment roster for a military unit with which she was embedded in Afghanistan. She’s also accused of making false statements to FBI agents investigating her. She faces at least three years in prison when sentenced.

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