DOJ charges former Air Force counterintelligence agent with spying for Iran

The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it has charged a former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist with spying for Iran and helping that country target her former American colleagues.

Monica Witt, 39, who was also a Defense Department contractor after leaving the U.S. government in 2008, sought to “undermine the U.S. and help the government of Iran,” U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu said on a call with reporters. Witt had been given high-level security clearances and had been deployed to the Middle East, prosecutors said.