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A former FBI analyst was sentenced to seven days in jail Friday after admitting he illegally accessed an E-Mail address, belonging to an extreme right-wing Washington lobbyist as part of his efforts to an alleged smear campaign against Special Counsel Robert Müller.
SPECIAL COUNSEL INFORMED THE FBI-TO PAY FOR THE ALLEGED SCHEME, WOMEN FOR FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MÜLLER
The former FBI analyst — Mark Tolson, 60, — pleaded guilty in Federal court in Alexandria, Va., to fraud in September to a misdemeanor charge of computer abuse, according to Politico.
Tolson, said, with the help of his wife, Sarah Gilbert Fox, he accessed E-Mail account belonging to the GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman, photographed “E-Mails of interest,” and tries to pass you, both the FBI and the press, as reported by the Washington Post. Fox was for Burkman from October 2017 until the summer of 2018, and had his E-Mail password, authorities said. She was not charged.
Tolson according to reports, a Federal judge said, that he access to E-Mails without permission in October 2018, according to Burkman announced a press conference, where he was about to accuse Müller of sexual assault. The special counsel was investigating the Russian interference and possible collusion with trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential elections at the time.
Tolson said he accessed Burkman E-Mail to prove in a trial that he paid the women finished the allegations, according to reports. The press conference was never held. Also in October 2018, the special counsel’s office, the FBI informed about an alleged scheme to accuse Burkman to offer, to make women of money, with false claims against Müller. Burkman– identified in court papers as J. B.– denied that anyone money for the statement, the Post reported.
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Tolson was also ordered to pay a fine of $ 500 and serve 50 hours of service to the community. The judge said he could start his one-week jail sentence after the holidays, Politico reported.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.