DENVER (AP) — A former Nationwide Safety Company worker from Colorado accused of making an attempt to promote categorised info to Russia will stay behind bars whereas he’s prosecuted, a Justice of the Peace decide dominated Tuesday.
Jareh Sebastian Dalke, 30, is dealing with a potential life sentence for allegedly giving the knowledge to an undercover FBI agent whom prosecutors say he believed was an individual working for the Russian Federation. He pleaded not responsible by his lawyer throughout a listening to in Denver federal court docket earlier than a listening to to find out if he ought to be launched from jail.
Dalke was arrested Sept. 28 after authorities say he arrived at Denver’s downtown prepare station with a laptop computer and used a safe connection arrange by investigators to switch some categorised paperwork.
Justice of the Peace Choose S. Kato Crews stated Tuesday the stiff penalty Dalke may face makes him a flight threat together with the sympathies he has allegedly expressed for Russia. Crews additionally stated he was undecided that Dalke, who’s accused of sharing the paperwork after promising to not disclose info he obtained whereas working on the NSA, would honor any situations he may impose that might permit Dalke to reside together with his spouse and grandmother in Colorado Springs whereas the case proceeds. He was additionally involved about authentic-looking however counterfeit badges for presidency businesses, together with the NSA, allegedly discovered throughout a search of Dalke’s dwelling.
Dalke’s legal professionals had proposed that his spouse, who was in court docket for the listening to, may supervise the Military veteran and report any violations of his bond. Nonetheless, Crews was involved whether or not she would have the ability to try this, describing Dalke as her “caretaker.”
Considered one of Dalke’s federal public defenders, David Kraut, stated Dalke supported the family with Veterans Administration advantages and had been “supportive” of his spouse in difficulties in her life. He stated Dalke wouldn’t need to put her in danger by not complying with bond situations. Nonetheless, Assistant U.S. Legal professional Julia Ok. Martinez stated he already had by taking her with him when he went to scout out a public location to transmit the paperwork.
Public defender, Kraut, downplayed Dalke’s entry to categorised info since he solely labored on the NSA for lower than a month this summer time.
Shortly after he left the company, citing a household sickness, and signed the non-disclosure settlement, he allegedly started speaking with the spy utilizing encrypted electronic mail.
Martinez argued that the federal government doesn’t know whether or not Dalke obtained extra info from the NSA that’s saved some other place or presumably memorized. She stated he has the motivation to promote extra secrets and techniques if he have been to be launched.
“He is aware of methods to earn cash. Promote secrets and techniques to Russia,” stated Martinez, who alleged Dalke took the job on the NSA with the intent of promoting secrets and techniques.
The data Dalke is accused of offering features a menace evaluation of the navy offensive capabilities of a overseas nation which isn’t named. It additionally features a description of delicate U.S. protection capabilities, a portion of which pertains to that very same overseas nation, in response to his indictment.
The Military veteran allegedly instructed the spy that he had $237,000 in money owed and that he had determined to work with Russia as a result of his heritage “ties again to your nation.”
Earlier than Dalke transfered the categorised paperwork, he first despatched a thanks letter, which opened and closed in Russian, by which he stated he regarded “ahead to our friendship and shared profit,” in response to court docket filings.
Dalke labored for the NSA, the U.S. intelligence company that collects and analyzes indicators from overseas and home sources for the aim of intelligence and counterintelligence, as an info programs safety designer. After he left and allegedly supplied paperwork with the spy, prosecutors say he re-applied to work there.