Jareh Sebastian Dalke is a resident of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:
- As a state-certified Colorado law enforcement officer, he has served with the Colorado Rangers, a volunteer organization that provides reserve police officers to agencies in Colorado.
- From 2015 to 2018, he served in the U.S. Army as a private first-class with secret security clearance.
- In 2017, he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. He had claimed about $32,000 in student loan debt and about $51,000 additional debt.
- In March 2018, the Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection he filed in 2017 was granted. He claimed about $8,000 in total assets at the time of the bankruptcy.
- On June 6, 2022, he started working at the National Security Agency as an information systems security designer.
- On June 28, 2022, he resigned from the NSA, stating that he needed to take a leave because of a family illness and that he needed nine months off.
- On July 1, 2022, his employment with the NSA ended.
- On July 29, 2022, he started communicating via encrypted email with a person he believed to be associated with Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, not knowing that the person was an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. He told the person that he had taken highly sensitive information relating to foreign targeting of U.S. systems and information on U.S. cyber operations and requested compensation.
- In August 2022, he reapplied to the NSA. On August 26, 2022, he requested $85,000 from the FBI agent in return for highly sensitive information in his possession. On August 29, 2022, he received about $4,500 from the undercover FBI agent.
- On September 5, 2022, he received about $11,400 from the undercover FBI agent.
- On September 28, 2022, FBI agents arrested him in Denver, Colorado, USA. He was charged with three violations of the Espionage Act, which makes it a crime to transmit or attempt to transmit National Defense Information (NDI) to a representative of a foreign nation with intent or reason to believe that information could be used to the injury of the U.S. or to the advantage of a foreign nation.
- He was 30 years old when he was arrested in Denver. On September 29, 2022, he made his initial appearance in federal court.
- On October 11, 2022, Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews ruled that he will remain in prison while he is prosecuted.