Ex-fed agent who faked marriage for citizenship sentenced

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A former federal agent who pleaded guilty to faking a marriage to gain U.S. citizenship and improperly searching FBI databases has been sentenced to pay $975 in fines and costs, but will serve no prison time.

U.S. District Court Judge Avern Cohn said Tuesday 38-eight-old-year-old Nada Nadim Prouty "erred in judgment" 19 years ago when she lied to enter the U.S., but has provided "exemplary service to the country" as a federal agent.

Prouty told the judge she accepted full responsibility for her mistakes but has never been disloyal to the country.

While working as a special agent, authorities say Prouty improperly searched an FBI computer database for information about her relatives and possible links to the Hezbollah terrorist organization. She joined the CIA in 2003 and resigned as part of her guilty plea.

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