Air Force employee charged with sharing classified information with woman he met on dating site

A civilian Air Force employee was charged with sharing classified secrets with a woman he met on a foreign dating site.

David Franklin Slater, 63, a retired lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army, was arrested in Nebraska on Saturday on a three-count federal indictment. He was caught sending messages from around August 2021 to April 2022, revealing classified information about the war in Ukraine to a woman claiming to live in Ukraine.

“Certain responsibilities are incumbent to individuals with access to Top Secret information. The allegations against Mr. Slater challenge whether he betrayed those responsibilities,” U.S. Attorney Susan Lehr for the District of Nebraska announced. “We look forward to continuing our work with the FBI and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations to ensure the safety of our country.”

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