Former CIA contractor pleads guilty to illegally retaining classified materials

A former CIA contractor, Reynaldo B. Regis, 53, of Fort Washington, Maryland pleaded guilty to unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials and making material false statements to federal law enforcement officers.

A former CIA contractor, Reynaldo B. Regis, 53, of Fort Washington, Maryland pleaded guilty to unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials and making material false statements to federal law enforcement officers.

According to U.S. Attorney Office, Regis is a former employee of a government contractor who was assigned to the CIA between August 2006 and November 2016. During his time at the CIA, Regis conducted unauthorized searches in classified databases and copied classified information into personal laptops, which he removed from his workspace at the CIA and stored in his home without authorization.

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When initially interviewed by federal law enforcement, former CIA contractor lied about having done so. During a search of his home, the FBI agents recovered approximately 60 notebooks containing classified information. The classified information contained in the notebooks included information relating to highly sensitive intelligence reports, the disclosure of which could cause serious damage to the national security.



Regis faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 21, 2018. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. The court will determine the sentencing of the defendant based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.