Nada Nadim Prouty Update: Not only is she an illegal immigrant who was hired by the CIA and the FBI. Not only was she then given access to Al-Qaeda detainees in Iraq. Not only is she now accused of passing information to Hizballah. Not only is her brother-in-law now on the lam after being indicted for funneling money from his restaurant chain to Hizballah. Not only did that restaurant chain sponsor the Arab American Institute conference that was addressed by (on video) Clinton, Obama, and Edwards, (and in person) Richardson, Kucinich, and Ron Paul. Not only all that, but also, she is married to a State Department wonk who has held key positions in Middle Eastern embassies.
“Jihad Jane’s ‘State’ of Bliss,” by Susan Edelman and Jill Culora in the New York Post:
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….
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….
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.