A former CIA contractor on Friday pleaded guilty for stealing classified information and then lying about it to investigators, the Justice Department said.
According to prosecutors, Reynaldo B. Regis spent a decade conducting unauthorized searches in classified CIA databases, then copying secret information into personal notebooks that he took home. Regis was assigned to the CIA from August 2006 and November 2016.
When investigators confronted him about the issue, Regis, 53, lied about his actions, according to court documents. A subsequent search of his home in Maryland uncovered approximately 60 notebooks filled with classified information, DOJ said.
Regis’ arrest adds to the growing list of government contractors who have been accused of pilfering classified information from intelligence agencies.