Sergeant Major of the US Navy (Navy) Charles Biggs, who was arrested on suspicion of passing military secrets to foreigners, including a Russian citizen, faces 64 years in prison. Information about the possible date was disclosed by the TASS agency.
Briggs is now in a US Navy prison. The court chose this measure of restraint out of fears that the accused might abscond. The press service of the Navy said that on the basis of the charges brought against Briggs, he also faces dismissal from military service for inappropriate behavior and fines.
The case of the foreman of the fleet became known on 18 July. According to the investigation, Briggs in January 2019 extracted information from the office computer at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska regarding national defense. At the same time, the military was aware that the information received could harm the United States.
What kind of data was at the disposal of a Russian citizen is not specified. In addition, an Italian citizen is also involved in the case. At the same time, it was reported that classified information concerns the period from October 2018 to January 2019.
In addition, Briggs hid his trip to Serbia while on vacation in 2018 from management. The investigation does not specify whether he met the Russian exactly there, and what kind of relationship they had in general.