USA v. Witt, Monica Elfriede
Agent of Iran
[DDC] Monica Elfriede, a former U.S. service member and counterintelligence agent was charged with conspiracy to deliver and delivering national defense information to representatives of the Iranian government. Witt, who defected to Iran in 2013, is alleged to have assisted Iranian intelligence services in targeting her former fellow agents in the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC). Witt is also alleged to have disclosed the code name and classified mission of a U.S. Department of Defense Special Access Program. An arrest warrant has been issued for Witt, who remains at large. Four Iranian cyber hackers are also charged with various computer crimes targeting members of the U.S. intelligence community who were Witt's former colleagues. The indictment was unsealed Feb. 13, 2019.