She left the Air Force in 2008 as a special agent assigned to the 2nd Field Investigations Squadron at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland just outside of Washington D.C., according to military records.
A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program.
Witt herself was recruited by Iran after attending two global conferences organized by New Horizon, U.S. officials said.
Officials said Witt turned on the USA and shifted her loyalty to the Islamic Republic for "ideological reasons".
She first went to Iran in 2012 to attend an IRGC conference, and was housed by the government when she returned a year later.
Prosecutors say she eventually defected to Iran on August 28, 2013, flying to Tehran from Dubai, writing to Individual A "I'm signing off and heading out!"
Also charged are four Iranians who allegedly worked on behalf of the Quds.
The indictment suggests that Witt defected for ideological motives, and it quotes emails between Witt and an Iranian agent, referred to as Individual A, prior to her defection.
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Specifically, between January and May 2015, the Cyber Conspirators, using fictitious and imposter accounts, attempted to trick their targets into clicking links or opening files that would allow the conspirators to deploy malware on the target's computer.
The indictments were dated February 8, but were unveiled Wednesday, on the opening day of a US-led conference in Warsaw, Poland aimed at boosting global pressure on Tehran.
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USA officials said Witt supplied classified information about US intelligence officers after defecting to Iran in 2013.
The US Department of Treasury also announced economic sanctions against two Iranian companies today -New Horizon Organization, for its support of the IRGC; and Net Peygard Samavat Company, a company that developed and attempted to install malware on US government personnel' computers under the coordination of the IRGC.
A former member of USA counterintelligence worked for years with the Iranian government to undermine US national security, according to an indictment unsealed today. Her work for the government ended in 2010.
"Our intelligence professionals swear an oath to protect our country, and we trust them to uphold their oath", said Assistant Attorney General John Demers, who leads the Justice Department's National Security Division.
The FBI's wanted listing says that Witt was indicted by a grand jury on February 8, and charged with "Conspiracy to Deliver National Defense Information to Representatives of a Foreign Government and Delivering National Defense Information to Representatives of a Foreign Government".
The group then created a fake Facebook account with the name Bella Wood and sent a friend request to one of Witt's former co-workers who was in Afghanistan at the time, the indictment says. "Thanks for giving me the opportunity", according to the indictment. "I got a copy of the Quran and started reading it", she said.