Ex-Air Force counterintelligence agent is charged with spying for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

Federal prosecutors have charged a former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist with collaborating with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard forces to spy on her former American colleagues.

Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, defected to Iran in 2013, and brought with information about U.S. spy techniques and the people who took part in them.

She is charged with conspiring to deliver as well as delivering national defense information to representatives of the Iranian government, a long-time adversary of Washington.