Health spies: First trans officer in U.S. Army and spouse indicted for giving soldiers’ health information to Russians

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A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Anna Gabrielian, age 36, and her husband, Jamie Lee Henry, age 39, both of Rockville, Maryland, with conspiracy and for the disclosure of individually identifiable health information related to assisting Russia in connection with the conflict in Ukraine. 

The indictment was returned on Sept. 28, 2022 and unsealed Sept. 29, upon the arrest of the two defendants. 

Gabrielian was scheduled to have initial appearance at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore before U.S. Magistrate Judge Brendan A. Hurson. Henry was also expected to have an initial appearance on Thursday.

Henry is the nation’s first transgender Army major. Henry, a Major in the United States Army, held a secret-level security clearance, and is Gabrielian’s husband and is a doctor. During the time of the alleged conspiracy, Henry worked as a staff internist stationed at Fort Bragg. Henry has been treating soldier patients for over 17 years.

Gabrielian is an anesthesiologist and worked at Medical Institution 1, located in Baltimore, Maryland. 

The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron and Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office

The two are accused of using their secret security clearance at Fort Bragg to steal records from the base hospital. The base is the home to the U.S. Army’s Delta Force and Special Operations Forces, also known as Green Berets. It’s also home to the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps. The base houses about 52,000 active duty warriors and is one of the largest military communities in the world.

Shortly after becoming a major, Henry participated in a gay pride event in 2015.

According to the eight-count indictment, Gabrielian and Henry conspired to cause harm to the United States by providing confidential health information of Americans associated with the United States government and military to Russia. 

Specifically, the indictment alleges that beginning on Aug. 17, 2022, Gabrielian and Henry conspired to provide ‘Individually Identifiable Health Information’ related to patients at “Medical Institution 1” and at Fort Bragg to an individual whom they believed to be working for the Russian government in order to demonstrate the level of Gabrielian’s and Henry’s access to individually identifiable health information of Americans; their willingness to provide that information to the Russian government; and the potential for the Russian government to gain insights into the medical conditions of individuals associated with the United States government and military in order to exploit this information.

Gabrielian and Henry met with an individual they believed to be associated with the Russian government, but who was, in fact, a Federal Bureau of Investigation undercover agent, in order to convey to the agent their commitment to aid Russia, and to discuss ways in which they could help the Russian government. 

Gabrielian told the agent that she had previously reached out to the Russian embassy by email and phone, offering Russia her and her husband’s assistance. 

Gabrielian told the agent that, although Henry knew of Gabrielian’s interaction with the Russian Embassy, she never mentioned Henry’s name to the Russian Embassy. Gabrielian wanted to make sure Henry could deny any knowledge of her actions.  

On Aug. 17, 2022, Gabrielian met with the undercover agent at a hotel in Baltimore. During that meeting, Gabrielian told the agent 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. 

Gabrielian proposed potential cover stories for meeting the agent and stressed the need for “plausible deniability” in the event she was confronted by American authorities about meeting with the agent.  Gabrielian also told the agent that, as a military officer, Henry was currently a more important source for Russia than she was, because he had more helpful information, including how the United States military establishes an army hospital in war conditions and information about previous training provided by the United States military to Ukrainian military personnel.  Gabrielian arranged to meet with the agent and Henry later that evening.

At about 8:10 p.m. that evening, the indictment alleges that Gabrielian and Henry met with the agent in the agent’s hotel room. During the meeting, Henry explained to the agent he was committed to assisting Russia and had looked into volunteering to join the Russian Army after the conflict in Ukraine began, but Russia wanted people with “combat experience” and he did not have any. 

Henry 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.” 

Henry and Gabrielian allegedly offered to provide the agent with private medical records from the United States Army and Medical Institution 1 in order to help the Russian government. During the meeting, Gabrielian demanded that if she were put at significant risk of arrest, she wanted her and Henry’s children to, “have a nice flight to Turkey to go on vacation because I don’t want to end in jail here with my kids being hostages over my head.” 

Henry also indicated that he was concerned about passing a background check for his security clearance, telling the agent, “I don’t want to know your name … because I want plausible deniability, too. In a security clearance situation they want to know names and people and all this stuff.”

As detailed in the indictment, a few days later Gabrielian and the UC again met at the hotel in Baltimore to discuss providing Army medical records to the UC. Gabrielian told the UC that Henry was concerned about violating HIPAA, but Gabrielian had no such concerns. 

Gabrielian stated that she would check with Henry about providing medical records from Fort Bragg patients and get back in touch.  The next day, Gabrielian sent a text to the agent, using coded language, to advise that Henry would provide Army medical records to the agent.  On Aug. 31, 2022, Gabrielian and Henry allegedly met the agent at a hotel room in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

According to the indictment, Gabrielian provided the agent with health information related to two individuals, including the spouse of an employee of the Office of Naval Intelligence, whom Gabrielian pointed out had a medical condition Russia could “exploit.” 

Henry also allegedly provided health information related to five individuals who were military veterans or related to military veterans.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison for the conspiracy, and a maximum of 10 years in federal prison for each count of disclosing IIHI. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

72 COMMENTS

  1. A traitor to his manhood, and now to his country. A transpatriot. Look at that big old Adam’s Apple sticking out of his neck. This is where our country is headed folks, unless we put a lid on this madness.

  2. In the current era, I feel the majority of government employees local, state, and Federal, are anti American. Also, definitely quiet quitters.

      • Trump has no ties to the Russians, never has. Hillary tried to pin her misdeeds on him. You should know this by now.

        • For Pete’s sake Jimbo, Trump always fell over backwards kissing Putin’s butt and it’s likely he was planning, if not already done, to sell some of his take-home classified documents to Russia.
          You must be living in Fox news land to be so misinformed.

          • I don’t read them CB but you apparently do. You don’t like my opinion here find some fault with it, rather than whine that it’s something it’s not.

          • I do read a wide variety of news sources. Everything from the Epoch Times, Blaze, Newsmax, through to the Washington Post, NY Times, Politico, and MSNBC.
            It is very valuable to know what all sides of the political aisle are thinking.
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            Your comment about Putin was the story line in MSNBC for months, long after every other news outlet dropped it. It is, in my opinion, one of the reasons their viewership dropped off significantly. People got tired of a BS news story.
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            Here is the fault I find with your opinion here Bill. It is intolerant of anything you disagree with, and it constantly tries to make President Trump the subject of every article Suzanne posts.

          • Your problem is that my comment wasn’t about Putin but about Trump and it’s not been that long since we’ve known about his hoarding classified documents in his home.
            How can one comment and opinion get “constantly tries to make President Trump the subject of every article Suzanne posts?”
            You don’t like my opinions just skip over them, otherwise tough noogies to you.

      • Bill, stop your repetitive, cringy sign-off: “heheh.” It sounds so creepy… like some kind of weird predator.

        • It’s not that repetitive Wayne and tough noogies if you don’t like it. The post you replied to was followed with three of my posts without that sign-off. Get a life.

  3. WHY does a man want to become a woman, dress and act like one, then get married to a real woman? And WHY does a real woman want to be with a man who wants to be a woman?
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    As perplexing as these questions are, there are no clear answers. Is it a screw-up of mother nature, which produces freaks? Or is it a culturally learned expression in which society moves them in that direction?
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    We can’t know for sure. Several decades ago we just assumed that they were mentally ill and offered the best remedies to deal with them. Today, we are assimilating them by the tens of thousands into the mainstream, and even admiring them as cultural leaders.

    • 30 years ago, Limbaugh used the male lesbian shtick. A woman trapped in a man’s body who liked sex with women. Was the ultimate get out of jail card. Only took a generation and a half to come true. Cheers –

    • And this is why “conservatives” are pilloried as bigots. Between the article trying to make an espionage case into an indictment of trans people and the comments from the readers…yeah, y’all really are bigots. I don’t remember reading any discussion about the Navy nuclear engineer and his wife who were recently arrested for espionage being castigated for being white, heterosexual and married. A traitor is a traitor. Hell, there “defense” sounds like many of the comments in MRAK–specifically calling for withdrawing support from Ukraine.

      • We need Trump back in the White House, where he was legitimately elected in 2020, not the counterfeit, stumbling, demented pedophile idiot that is occupying it now.

      • First the nuclear engineer arrest you refer to was in October of 2021, not very recent.
        Second this particular engineer and his spouse sold designs to what they thought was a foreign power.
        The individuals in Suzanne’s report did something much more heinous. They singled out individual service members and their families to be specifically targeted by Russia. Their acts per se have nothing to with their sexual orientation, however, they themselves chose to highlight their sexual proclivities, making them part of the story.
        There is no indictment of trans people, there is indictment of the actions of these two individuals. If you extrapolate more out of that, then I question, who the real bigot is here.

        • It’s always that way with LGBTQ, AHF. The most important part of any of their stories is that first and foremost you must know of their sexual identity. No one gives a sh*t until they rub it in your face, which they always do. They are their own worst enemy.

      • Indoctrination and those who continue to allow themselves to be indoctrinated are the true fools. Only hurting themselves.

          • Bill, stop using that cringy sign-off: “heheh. It’s so Jeffery Dahmerish. In any event, apparently you haven’t seen the memo that’s been passed around humanity since at least the time of Socratese (2500 yrs ago). Its only three words long: communism doesn’t work.

  4. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    This is what happens when the military focuses on social engineering rather than maintaining the most effective fighting force possible.

  5. Did I miss the story where MRAK berates DJT for illegally retaining Top Secret documents at Mar-a-Lago? No…I guess I didn’t, because such a story was never published on these pages.

    This story is about trans bashing much more than an instance of espionage. Live and let live, folks.

    • Seriously Dog? Was Trump arrested? No, I didn’t think so. How long have they been after him — six years? These bad apples were arrested for passing information to who they thought was a Putin operative to harm our military members and country. If you ever had a relative who served at Fort Bragg, you’d find this interesting and a bit troubling. But of course you just go back to whatabout Trump, orange man bad. You are so predictable.

    • Explain, how this is trans bashing? ANYONE who sells out their fellow service members and their families like that, deserves to be reported on and brought to trial. These two self-absorbed narcissists decided that they can put others in harms way and undermine our military, because they deem themselves Geo-political geniuses, who know better….oh please!
      Oh and dog if you have to bring up your bogey man DJT, you already lost the argument!

    • Yes, you did miss it.
      Ohh…. wait, no you didn’t. In fact you commented on it.
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      Or, are you pushing Suzanne to do nothing but run stories about an ex-President? Perhaps more current news might get more eyeballs on the screen.

    • This is asinine on so many levels.
      Just a few, because more would be cruel. I was raised to not pick on people incapable of mounting a cogent defense.

      -trans bashing? Where? Only if pointing out a man who wears a dress has been formally indicted on espionage in “trans bashing”

      -trans bashing is the new “racism”. Can’t mount a cogent defense? Yell trans bashing.

      -Trump is not the subject of the article. Despite how rent free he lives in many heads, the world does not revolve around Donald Trump.

      -Trump, as POTUS, was the ULTIMATE decider on what was and was not classified. Part of the perks of the job.

      The kennel needs to add mental health to it regimen of food and water.

  6. Gabrielian, he sounds like a nut! Some of
    you guys think christians are nuts. Hahaha. I think his and wife’s hiring employee is more a nut than he and her for hiring the two ex-employees should be examined.

  7. Both traitor to the country. Jamie Lee Henry, should be held accountable by the ARMY. Henry should charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and not civil courts. Court Marshal more likely return a guilty verdict than a civil court. Will possible sentence Henry to a lengthy prison term without parol. Henry could possible receive the death penalty. Which highly unlikely with the Dementia Joe administration
    Both need to charge and brought to trial

  8. Any organization that welcomes such confusion will soon find itself to be saturated with confusion. This is the beginning of the end for the armed forces of the USA.

  9. And if you happen to catch the 10 second blurb in the propaganda media there is NO mention of trans.
    Doesn’t fit the narrative.
    We are being lied to on an hourly basis.

    • Could that be because “trans” has nothing to do with their charges? Perhaps you can give us your reasoning as to why this is a problem?
      Take your time here Bosk, as you’ll need it. Heheh!

  10. Gender dysphoria is a mental illness. There is no psychology text book that describes it differently. At least none that I know of. There is a level of self hatred inherent in someone who wants to change sex. No one who is happy with themselves wants to change their entire life. And, someone who is willing to destroy their biology will be just as willing to destroy anything else they are associated with. But, the pResident Brandon administration says ignore all of that. Put them into a position where they are in charge of secrets. What could go wrong?
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    Would you, as an individual, put a mentally ill person in charge of your finances, or health care decisions? Would you give someone suffering from a mental illness power of attorney? I doubt it.
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    But, for some reason, this administration is not treating it like a mental illness. They are promoting it. Oh, and guess what, now the Russians have intel.

    • This is from NHS: “Gender dysphoria is not a mental illness, but some people may develop mental health problems because of gender dysphoria.”
      You’ve given a pretty “right-wing extremist” touch to your usual bullchit CB.
      They further say “Many people with gender dysphoria have a strong, lasting desire to live a life that “matches” or expresses their gender identity. They do this by changing the way they look and behave.”
      You are off base with your idea here and since it doesn’t agree with the experts, you paint it to be something you can talk down to. Do you always treat such a straw man? This administration is not treating it as a mental illness because it’s not one.

      • The NHS is a UK Government Agency, not a psychology textbook.
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        If you do not know the difference, perhaps reading the textbooks instead of believing government bureaucrats would be beneficial.

        • Here is HCAVirginia on the subject: “One of the prevailing myths that exists, even within the medical community, is that gender identity is a mental disorder. In fact, it is not.”
          Here is Cleveland Clinic: “Being transgender is not a mental illness.”
          You are full of chit!

          • And, once again, no textbook references.
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            Look, I know reading comprehension is not your strength, so let me quote directly from my original comment: “There is no psychology text book that describes it differently. ”
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            And your response is to point to a UK Government Agency, a Virginia based hospital consortium, and a Clinic in Cleveland. Perhaps you are naïve enough to think that businesses like HCAVirginia and the Cleveland clinic, or government bureaucracies like the NHS are immune from political/social pressure, but I know better.
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            Now, I do have to be honest here. I have not in fact read every psychology text book. So, my statement should have been phrased differently.
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            But, that does not forgive you deliberate misrepresentation by citing government/business statements to disprove my statement about textbooks.

          • Well CB, since you’ve not given a single link to any psychology textbooks you must not be that proud of any. Further, a textbook is just an opinion from a particular writer and hardly something to go against State or country health organizations, relative to their position.
            Like I said earlier you are still full of chit.

          • Suzanne does not allow links, so bummer on that.
            And, the opinions that you cite, which are absolutely 100% opinion, somehow carry weight, when the textbooks I have looked at do not?
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            Mighty overinflated sense of self there Bill.

          • If I am still full of chit, why do you keep replying?
            By the way, I popped into the library yesterday afternoon. Looked at over a dozen psychology textbooks. Not a single one said gender dysphoria was normal.
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            It was especially enlightening to read the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. Pretty clear that the authoritative “dictionary” of mental disorders considers it a mental illness.
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            When the reference document that psychologists rely on to diagnose mental illness lists gender dysphoria as a mental illness worthy of diagnosis, it is a mental illness.
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            Sorry but the current political climate pushing government bureaucracies and health care consortiums to call it something different does not change it. It is a mental illness.

          • Here is your expert’s take on Gender Dysphoria: “Diverse gender expressions, much like diverse gender identities, are not indications of a mental disorder.” Your “pretty clear” is like most of your thoughts-pretty full of chit.
            That, by the way, was from that 5th edition of Diagnostic, etc., etc..

  11. And who’s paying for his transitioning meds? US taxpayers. btw, these medications will eventually put many of them down with cancer.

    • Gotta love a happy ending.

      Sadly… there’s a similarly elevated risk associated w/ hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women. Many take risks others would not.

      • Very true. Steroids for muscle growth was popular in the 70’s and 80’s. Many of the top bodybuilders of that era are long dead. Many died before they hit 40 years of age. Arnold Schwarzenegger abused steroids and ended up with multiple heart bypass procedures and other health complications when he was in his 50’s and 60’s. His very large bank account bought him additional years.
        Any kind of drug usage to alter the body’s natural production of hormones will cause harm to the body over time and increase cancer risk by several hundred percent. This is well known by medical doctors.

  12. Headline: Mentally ill couple entrapped but FBI.
    How can we trust these weirdos actually were going to do anything. I bet there were at least 2-4 confidential paid informants pressuring them to act.

  13. Look at their backrounds. Entire lives spent in academia and in government employ. They have never been in the real world. They’ve been indoctrinated from an early age and as a result hate this country. There’s a lot of them out there which is the scary part.

  14. What a poorly written and obviously bias piece of “journalism”. That the ALLEGED offender is trans has ZERO to do with what he/she allegedly did! Why include it? It isn’t germane to the story. Would you include “he was a straight white man” if the alleged offender were a straight white man? No! Because it has nothing to do with the facts of the case.

    Susan, you can do better.

    • Phillip,
      You are an ignorant person. It isn’t Suzanne outing this nut as a transsexual. It’s HIMSELF doing it. HE wants everyone to know that he is a SHE. If you can’t separate real journalism from the fakesters in the media who have brainwashed you, you don’t belong here at MRAK. It’s over your head.

      • Marla,
        How am I ignorant? The facts of the case have nothing to do with whether this person was trans or not, it has to do with the allegation that he attempted to sell information to Russia. But Susan decided that one of the most important thing to include in the article (as evidenced by the headline) is the fact that this person is trans.

        Why didn’t she include some other random, yet immaterial, facts? What color car did this person drive? What’s their favorite food? Those kinds of facts are just as relevant as including that the accused is trans. (for those struggling to keep up, they aren’t actually relevant).

        I’ll tell you why it was included – because this person’s actions will be seen through the light of the fact that they are trans, that somehow that being trans had anything to do with their alleged traitorous actions. And as evidenced by the discussions attached to the article, that hit home.

        The fact is this: a trusted military member attempted to betray their country and they were caught and now will face trial. That’s all that matters. But hey, why pass up the opportunity to spread a little hate towards a group of people?

  15. Mrak’s very smart online democrat critics are silent on their defense. Unless their defensive comments were thrown in the deleted trash can for improper and crude
    content.

    • Their defense would draw the racism card. Because in the democrat critic past they argue trans people
      are good and honest people innocent of all who are the most victimized group. Oh baloney!

    • No, the leftists who post here regularly are doing so right now. Take a look at the comments. Instead of talking about the article, they are writing about how awful Trump is.
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      Yep, that is there defense. It is apparently OK for these people to commit crimes because Trump was a master criminal.

  16. I believe the same qualitative and quantitative Intel agencies information has been available to the military for quite some time. The collected evidence can be dealt with by appropriate jurisdictions. I recall President Trump saying quietly and solemnly “We have it all”. The righteous factions of America’s power structure does not prosecute pre-crime. When will everyone “see” this abuse of our wonderful country ended?

  17. A trans military officer in actual battle? “ten-hut boys. Everyone to their foxholes, and don’t forget to moon the enemy!”

  18. Think of the irony in this story. These people live in the most free country in the history of the world. They are free to criticize our government and publicly protest its policies pertaining to Russia. They are free to engage in fantasy sex-change lifestyles. They are free to do these things while also serving in our military. But that’s not enough for them. They must actually commit treason by stealing secret information and providing it to a foreign spy. Very disgraceful.

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