Mar 8, 2024 - News

Fort Campbell soldier accused of selling military secrets

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A U.S. Army intelligence analyst stationed at Fort Campbell was arrested Thursday on a federal indictment accusing him of selling military secrets in exchange for cash.

State of play: At a press conference in Nashville on Thursday, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Henry Leventis described how Sgt. Korbein Schultz "collected and transmitted sensitive information" to a co-conspirator in China. Schultz had top secret security clearance, according to the indictment.

Zoom in: The leaked information included documents and information related to "advanced fighter aircraft, advanced military helicopters, intercontinental ballistic missiles, high mobility artillery rocket systems, defensive missile systems and Chinese military tactics," according to Leventis.

  • In exchange for providing the information, Schultz was paid a total of about $42,000 cash, Leventis said.
  • According to a press release from the U.S. attorney, Schultz was tasked by his co-conspirator "with gathering information related to the United States' potential plans in the event that Taiwan came under military attack."

What he's saying: "Illegal dissemination of national defense information puts our country, our fellow citizens, members of our military and our allies at risk," Leventis said during the press conference.

What's next: Schultz, who was indicted on six charges, will make his first court appearance on Friday.

Read the full indictment

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