Ο Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins was arrested in August 2020 after being charged with conspiracy to provide US national intelligence information to foreign government agents. On November 18, the 45-year-old pleaded guilty and is currently serving a life sentence.
"Although he had to protect his colleagues and the national safety has chosen to abuse this trust by knowingly providing information to one of our most important opponentsSaid Steven D'Antuono, Assistant Director in charge of his office FBI in Washington.
According to court documents, Debbins worked with agents of a Russian service information from December 1996 to January 2011. In fact, he occasionally visited Russia to meet them.
Debbins also received a code name from Russian agents in 1997 when he signed an agreement with Russia.
From 1998 to 2005, Debbins served actively as an officer in their army USA, in chemical units, before being classified in Special Forces.
In 2008, following his retirement from the military, Debbins revealed information about his previous activities in the Special Forces.
"President Kennedy called the Green Berets "a symbol of excellence and courage." Mr. Debbins's actions were a symbol of betrayal and cowardiceSaid Alan Kohler, Jr., FBI Director.
"He promised allegiance to Russia, and in this way, sold out his country and his colleagues".
Debbins will be sentenced on February 26, 2021.
Source: Infosecurity Magazine