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[ISN] FBI Targets "Hoarder" In Top-Secret Thefts
The Smoking Gun
February 1, 2012
FEBRUARY 1 -- A U.S. government employee with a top-secret security
clearance is the subject of an FBI investigation into his unauthorized
removal of classified material from the Virginia offices of an
intelligence agency, The Smoking Gun has learned.
When the target was confronted last month by federal agents, he
described himself as a âhoarder.â During a subsequent search of the
manâs Maryland home, investigators recovered a large cache of classified
documents and computer disks.
The criminal probe is focusing on Robert Harwin, an analyst with the
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), which creates maps and
interprets images from satellites and drones. The agencyâs advanced, and
highly secret technological capacities allowed it to play a key role in
the successful raid on Osama bin Ladenâs compound in Pakistan.
FBI agents, who began investigating the 67-year-old Harwin last month,
questioned him on January 20 about the discovery of secret and
top-secret documents in his 1991 Toyota Corolla. Along with the
classified documents, âComputer Discs labeled with government markingsâ
were found inside Harwinâs vehicle.
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