Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards Wiki
Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards Bio
|May Edwards (Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards) was born in Quinton, Virginia, the U.S. Her family descends from a Native American tribe that received state recognition in 1983 and federal recognition earlier this year (2018), the Chickahominy people.
She is senior Treasury Department employee accused of leaking financial documents to the media related to targets of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
She was arrested and charged on 16th October 2018 as per a Press release by the Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
|Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards Age||She is currently 40 years old as of 2018|
|Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards Marital Status||Edwards is married and lives with her husband in Quinton, Virginia.|
|Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards Other Names||She may be referred to as Natalie Mayflower, Edwards, Natalie Sours, Natalie May Edwards, and May Edwards.|
|Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards Net Worth||Natalie Edwards is estimated at US $ 0.8 Million as of 2018|
Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards Education
Edwards has a PhD in Philosophy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a senior specialist at ATF, a “unique law enforcement agency in the United State Department of Justice. The department protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use, and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products,” for two years.”
Natalie Mayflower Sours Edward Career Highlights (Linkedin)
- 2000-2005 – She worked for the Chesterfield County Public Schools as a physics, biology and chemistry teacher.
- 2005-2007 – worked for Virginia Commonwealth University as assistant director of technology and as a professor.
- 2007-2010- After completing her doctorate in philosophy. Edwards started working at the ATF as a senior specialist.
- 2010-2014 – Worked in the U.S. Government as a deputy director.
- She was hired in 2014 by the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network as senior advisor, a position she held up until her arrest.
Natalie Mayflower Sours Edward Arrest and Charges
Natalie Mayflower has been charged with conspiracy and unauthorized disclosure of “suspicious activity reports,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a press release. The documents are connected to several of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s targets, including Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and Maria Butina. Edwards was most recently working in the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
“Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior-level FinCEN employee, allegedly betrayed her position of trust by repeatedly disclosing highly sensitive information contained in suspicious activity reports (SARs) to an individual not authorized to receive them,” Berman said in a statement. “SARs, which are filed confidentially by banks and other financial institutions to alert law enforcement to potentially illegal transactions, are not public documents, and it is an independent federal crime to disclose them outside of one’s official duties. We hope today’s charges remind those in positions of trust within government agencies that the unlawful sharing of sensitive documents will not be tolerated and will be met with swift justice by this office.”
According to The Washington Post, the case against Edwards centers around several disclosures she made to BuzzFeed News, which described “suspicious activity reports” that the public was not supposed to be privy to.
DOJ has filed criminal charges against a Treasury Dep't official alleging a conspiracy to leak confidential "suspicious activity reports" about Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and others to a BuzzFeed reporter. pic.twitter.com/3JtGMpJsgs
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) October 17, 2018
Edwards was arrested on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 with a flash drive on hand containing SARs, as well as the phone she used to contact the unidentified BuzzFeed reporter. Edwards reportedly exchanged over 300 messages with the unidentified reporter. While court documents do not name the reporter, he has been identified by the New York Times and other media outlets as Jason Leopold, an investigative reporter at BuzzFeed News. Leopold and BuzzFeed have declined to comment about Edwards’ arrest.
Read below the full criminal complaint:
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Edwards is charged with two counts: one count of unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports and one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports. According to the Justice Department, each of these counts could carry a maximum sentence of five years in jail.
Edwards was booked into the Alexandria, Virginia, jail following her arrest, and made her first court appearance on Wednesday 17th October 2018 in the Eastern District of Virginia federal court. She was released on a $100,000 personal recognizance bond into the custody of her parents. Her attorney is Peter Greenspan. She is scheduled to appear in federal court in Manhattan, where the case will be heard, on 2nd November 2018.