November 18, 2007 — FBI fraudster Nada Nadim Prouty not only used a sham marriage to get jobs with access to secret terrorist intelligence – her current husband is a State Department employee who has held sensitive posts in Middle Eastern embassies, The Post has learned.
Her third hubby, Gordon Prouty, 40, now works for the State Department in Washington, a spokesman confirmed Friday night. He had been stationed at American embassies in Egypt and Pakistan.
A Justice Department spokesman, Dean Boyd, refused to comment on Gordon Prouty’s job, or say whether he was under investigation along with his criminal wife.
“He’s not charged with any wrongdoing in this case,” Boyd said.
……”My God, she’s married to one of our people,” said Mike Cutler, a former US immigration special agent.
My God, she got into the country and our classified databases.
Nada Prouty, 37, admitted last week she faked her first marriage to a Michigan man in 1990, enabling her to get US citizenship that helped her secure jobs with the FBI and CIA. Her star as an agent rose, and officials trusted her to grill al Qaeda sympathizers.
And, she committed espionage on the job:
She also confessed to sneaking into government databases for secret information on her sister and brother-in-law, both linked to the Middle East terror group Hezbollah.
One of the agencies credited with busting Prouty is the State Department’s diplomatic security service.
Gordon Prouty was a foreign service officer under Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In 1999, he transferred from Cairo to Islamabad, Pakistan, a State Department document shows.
It’s unclear how or when Prouty met Nada, who divorced her second husband, Andrew Alley, in 2000. Records show the Proutys shared their current address, a townhouse in Vienna, Va., as far back as September, 2001. They have a daughter in preschool.
“Maybe he didn’t know what she was doing behind his back,” Cutler said.
Harvey Kushner, a criminal-justice professor and terrorism expert at Long Island University, said it’s likely authorities are looking at the Prouty marriage. “If they’re husband and wife, it would be important to see what involvement he had with records, his travels, his behavior, his contacts,” Kushner said.
Well, it would have been a good idea to question him when he got married. Last time I checked, anyone working for a government or military intelligence entity has to report the citizenship status, place of birth, and backgrounds of relatives, especially spouses. Background investigations are supposed to vet out potential security risks.
The FBI was “appalled”:
For many in the buttoned-down FBI, a fellow special agent tarnished the bureau’s image and betrayed them by living the lie that she was a law-abiding naturalized citizen from Lebanon.
“That can’t be glossed over,” said John Sennett, a retired agent and former president of the FBI Agents Association. “To get into the FBI under false pretenses is inexcusable. This isn’t like lying about your age to join the Navy in December 1941.”
Check out the CIA’s ‘reaction’:
……But to CIA veterans, where Prouty was recruited as a covert operations officer in 2003, a talented spy merely fudged the truth to win her citizenship.
Prouty, 37, admitted in court that she became a U.S. citizen by hiring an American to marry her. She then joined the FBI in 1999.
“That’s not uncommon – people do it all the time,” said a dismissive CIA source. The source strongly praised her undercover work in Iraq fighting insurgents, and said at worst she used bad judgment before joining the CIA.
Several other CIA officers also shrugged off her pleading guilty to rifling FBI files for information on family members and a Hezbollah counterterror case in Detroit.
“As far as I can tell, she was just looking out for her family,” another senior official said.
Looking out for her family…..I have a bridge I’d like to sell that ‘senior official’.
How this mole fell through the cracks can be attributed not only to the manipulaion of her husband, but the FBI’s dropping the ball, and the total feckless attitude of the CIA. With agencies like this, who the hell needs Al Qaeda?
Looks like the Lebanese/Hezbollah family connection goes further:
The illegal immigrant with Hezbollah ties who faked a marriage to get U.S. citizenship, and then landed jobs as a top-level federal agent, has a former sister-in-law who pulled the same scam and is now a Marine officer, The Post has learned.
Commissioned Officer Samar Khalil Nabbou Spinelli married the brother of the sham first husband of disgraced former FBI and covert-ops CIA agent Nada Prouty, according to a tangled trail of public records.
The Lebanese women, who came to the United States on nonimmigrant visas, wed Michigan brothers Christopher and Jean Paul Deladurantaye in 1990, records show.
Prouty, who pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy and immigration-fraud charges, admitted in Detroit federal court that she never lived with or consummated her relationship with Chris Deladurantaye, and married him just to obtain citizenship.
……Records show once their naturalization was finalized, the women filed for divorce – and went on to federal jobs.
Prouty later married Gordon Prouty.
Spinelli enlisted in the Marines in 1990 and rose to the rank of commissioned officer, which required US citizenship.
Nada Prouty used Spinelli, who is now remarried to a Marine, as a reference when she applied for an FBI job in 1997.
In court last week, Nada Prouty, who had been indicted earlier in the month, admitted she duped the FBI and CIA with her ill-gotten citizenship papers.
Spinelli – along with Nada Prouty’s sister and her Hezbollah-connected husband, Talil Kahil Chahine – was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the feds’ case against Nada Prouty.
This is getting more and more ugly. I remember all the shit I had to go through to get a security clearance. The background investigation, if done properly, can leave you feeling violated. These two were allowed in because of what we referred to in the Army as a major goat screw.
While serving as an Intelligence Analyst, I was given the additional duty of processing EPSQs (Enlisted Personnel Security Questionaires) and submitting local police record checks as part of security clearance application packets. Anyone who either married a foreign national or immigrated to America, was required to submit validated, notarized documents proving country of origin and or naturalized citizenship.
The CIA is chock full of Ivy League liberals who wouldn’t know a terrorist threat if it smacked them. These two little jihadists slipped through because investigators didn’t do their jobs.