For Immediate Release
FBI National Press Office
Arrests DIA Employee
A. Harp, Assistant Director of the FBI's Washington Field
Office, Roscoe C. Howard, Jr., United States Attorney for
the District of Columbia and Michael Chertoff, Assistant
Attorney General for the Criminal Division, today announced
the arrest of ANA BELEN MONTES, 44, of Washington, DC. Ms.
Montes, an employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency,
is charged in a FBI complaint with conspiracy to deliver
U.S. national defense information to Cuba in violation of
Title 18 United States Code section 794(c). She will appear
in US District Court in Washington later today.
FBI agents arrested Montes this morning without incident
at her office at the DIA headquarters located at Bolling
Air Force Base in Washington. She has been employed by the
DIA as an analyst since 1985.
In addition to Montes' arrest, the FBI has obtained four
US District Court search warrants: one for her residence
at 3039 Macomb St., N.W., in the District; one for her car;
one for her office at the DIA and for her safe-deposit box
at the Riggs Bank, 4249 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Mr. Harp, Mr. Howard and Mr. Chertoff thanked the men and
women of the DIA's Counter Intelligence and Security Office
for their complete cooperation in this matter.
For more information, please contact SA Chris Murray, FBI,
at 202-278-3519 or Assistant US Attorney Monty Wilkinson,
at 202-307-6045. A copy of the FBI complaint is available.
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