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Candace Claiborne arrested March 28

Apr 14, 2017

Is this the first of many arrests? She worked at the State Department under the past three presidents, beginning with Bill Clinton. More recently, she worked for Hillary Clinton.


“Candace Claiborne is accused of violating her oath of office as a State Department employee, who was entrusted with Top Secret information when she purposefully mislead federal investigators about her significant and repeated interactions with foreign contacts," said Assistant Director in Charge Vale. "The FBI will continue to investigate individuals who, though required by law, fail to report foreign contacts, which is a key indicator of potential insider threats posed by those in positions of public trust.”

The FBI arrested Claiborne on March 28. She made her first appearance this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, has worked in office management at State since 1999 and held a top-secret security clearance, prosecutors said. She works at the Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts but previously had postings in China, Iraq, Sudan and several other countries, court filings show.

The Justice Department said that between 2011 and 2016, agents for China gave Claiborne’s family tens of thousands of dollars in gifts, including cash, electronics, trips, an apartment and tuition at a Chinese fashion school.

Since March 28 was a revealed deadline for something, it is interesting that she was arrested on that date.

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