W. Va. Woman Sentenced In Scheme To Offer Information To Russia< < Back to
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for planning to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government.
Elizabeth Jo Shirley pleaded guilty last year to one count each of willful retention of national defense information and international parental kidnapping.
Prosecutors say Shirley once served in the Air Force and took her daughter to Mexico with the intent of contacting Russian government representatives.
They say she planned to request resettlement in a country that would not extradite her back to the U.S.
She was arrested in 2019 in Mexico City.