Soldier in the US Army Charged with Selling Secret Military Information

According to Justice Department officials on Thursday, an Army soldier was detained on suspicion of selling secret information about the military prowess of the United States. A six-count indictment against Sgt. Korbein Schultz, an intelligence analyst, including allegations of bribing a public official and plotting to obtain and reveal military defense information. Shortly after the indictment was made public on Thursday, the 24-year-old was taken into custody at Fort Campbell, which is located on the border between Tennessee and Kentucky. “The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, Henry C. Leventis, told reporters that the men and women who serve in the armed forces of the United States dedicate their lives to preserving our national security.


Enforcing our laws that safeguard information related to national defense is essential to fulfilling our mission. Information on national security that is illegally disseminated endangers not just our nation but also our fellow citizens, service members, and allies. In June 2022, Schultz, who held a top-secret security clearance, was charged in the indictment with plotting with a person known only as “Conspirator A” to release a number of documents, photos, and other materials related to national defense. According to the indictment, Schultz was hired by the person not only because of his security clearance but also because he was assigned to obtain classified material from the US military.


Schultz is accused of providing the person with information on a variety of subjects, including the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, hypersonic technology, studies on the future capabilities of the US military, and military exercises and operations in powerful nations like China. According to the indictment, Schultz was first requested to submit materials outlining the lessons that could be drawn from Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and how those conclusions could be used to support Taiwan should an attack occur. After receiving $200 from Schultz for the information, Conspirator A requested a “long-term partnership.”


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