Meet Jihad Jane…Nada Nadim Prouty. I’ll just call her a bitch.
Background checks, including lie-detector tests, failed to uncover Nada Nadim Prouty’s bogus marriage and fraudulent application for citizenship.
This woman had been given access to detainees in Iraq, she has allegedly given information to Hezbollah, her brother-in-law is a fugitive for funneling his restaurant profits to Hezbollah, and she is married to a State Department guy who has been a bigwig in more than a couple of U.S. embassies in the Middle East.
From the NYP:
November 18, 2007 — FBI fraudster Nada Nadim Prouty not only used a sham marriage to get jobs with access to secret terrorist intelligence - her current husband is a State Department employee who has held sensitive posts in Middle Eastern embassies, The Post has learned.
Her third hubby, Gordon Prouty, 40, now works for the State Department in Washington, a spokesman confirmed Friday night. He had been stationed at American embassies in Egypt and Pakistan.
A Justice Department spokesman, Dean Boyd, refused to comment on Gordon Prouty’s job, or say whether he was under investigation along with his criminal wife.
“He’s not charged with any wrongdoing in this case,” Boyd said.
But the revelation surprised national security watchdogs.
“My God, she’s married to one of our people,” said Mike Cutler, a former US immigration special agent.
Nada Prouty, 37, admitted last week she faked her first marriage to a Michigan man in 1990, enabling her to get US citizenship that helped her secure jobs with the FBI and CIA. Her star as an agent rose, and officials trusted her to grill al Qaeda sympathizers.
She also confessed to sneaking into government databases for secret information on her sister and brother-in-law, both linked to the Middle East terror group Hezbollah.
One of the agencies credited with busting Prouty is the State Department’s diplomatic security service.
Gordon Prouty was a foreign service officer under Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In 1999, he transferred from Cairo to Islamabad, Pakistan, a State Department document shows.
The duties of a foreign service officer can include investigation of people applying for visas to enter the United States and protection of American citizens abroad.
Prouty returned to the United States in 2001, records show. He currently works in the State Department’s office of resource management. Co-workers said he was in the office on Friday, but took a “holiday leave” until after Thanksgiving. He did not return calls.
It’s unclear how or when Prouty met Nada, who divorced her second husband, Andrew Alley, in 2000. Records show the Proutys shared their current address, a townhouse in Vienna, Va., as far back as September, 2001. They have a daughter in preschool.
“Maybe he didn’t know what she was doing behind his back,” Cutler said.
Harvey Kushner, a criminal-justice professor and terrorism expert at Long Island University, said it’s likely authorities are looking at the Prouty marriage. “If they’re husband and wife, it would be important to see what involvement he had with records, his travels, his behavior, his contacts,” Kushner said.
Full NYP article by Susan Edelman and Jill Culora here.