Hey, military people leaking sexy secret documents: Your counterparty could be an undercover federal agent who'll arrest you! So it went with petty officer Bryan Minkyu Martin, who's now in custody at Fort Bragg after a transaction gone awry.
So here we have a 22-year-old petty officer at Fort Bragg, who enlisted in 2006 and was granted "top secret" security clearance for Afghanistan war intelligence one year later — as in, when he was 19. Again, how shocking that with a million people being granted top-secret access these days, combined with the Power of the Internet, information gets around.
The sailor, petty officer Bryan Minkyu Martin, was taken into custody at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina but has not yet been charged, according to a spokesperson for the investigative service.
According to the affidavit, Martin sold 51 pages of "secret" and "top secret" documents to an FBI undercover agent posing as a representative of an unnamed foreign government.
He was paid $2,000 for the documents, according to the affidavit
A foreign government? As in, an entity with formidable purchasing power? Cashing out at $2,000 makes him only slightly better a negotiator than Barack Obama.