A Johns Hopkins anesthesiologist and her Army doctor spouse are being charged with a conspiracy to feed private medical information to Russians.
Army Major Dr. Jamie Lee Henry worked at Fort Bragg, which gave her access to medical information from soldiers in the Army. Henry is the first transgender Army Officer in history.
Henry’s wife, Anna Gabrielan, an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins, was also arrested for her part in the alleged conspiracy.
They are being charged with offering sensitive information to an undercover FBI agent who was posing as a representative of the Russian Embassy. When speaking in a hotel with the undercover agent who Gabrielan thought was a Russian agent, she explained, “she was motivated by patriotism toward Russia to provide any assistance she could to Russia, even if it meant being fired or going to jail.”
The indictment adds that the FBI learned that Gabrielian had volunteered assistance to Russia through its embassy in D.C.
She did not, however, mention Henry by name, so she could claim ignorance of some of her wife’s illicit activities. But at one point, the pair met with a “Russian agent” to discuss assisting Russia in the conflict against Ukraine but were told they needed people with combat experience, which Henry has none of. She told the “agent,” “the way I am viewing what is going on in Ukraine now is that the United States is using Ukrainians as a proxy for their own hatred toward Russia.”
Gabrielian gave the agent medical info about the spouse of a person employed by the Office of Naval Intelligence, highlighting a medical issue that Russia could exploit, according to the indictment.
Henry allegedly provided information on five or more individuals who were patients at Fort Bragg, including a retired Army officer, a current Department of Defense employee, the spouse of a U.S. Army veteran, and two spouses of deceased U.S. Army veterans.
They could face up to five years in federal prison on a charge of conspiracy and a maximum of 10 years in federal prison for each count of disclosing health info.