NCIS agent’s affair with terror suspect damaged FBI probe, authorities say


A federal agent on suspension since May is awaiting trial after being accused of damaging an FBI investigation by having a romantic relationship with a Syrian businessman who is suspected of being a terrorist, according to reports.

Authorities say the businessman threw a birthday party for the agent, identified as Leatrice Malika De Bruhl-Daniels, 45, and paid for her vacation in Greece, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“I can’t stop thinking about … you. I haven’t slept for days,” the agent wrote in an email to the businessman, according to court documents cited by the Chronicle.  “I’m deeply attracted to you and I can’t think about you like that. Don’t worry, I will still fight for your visa situation as much as I can.”

According to the Chronicle, De Bruhl-Daniels worked for the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), which handles criminal, terrorism and intelligence investigations for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.- READ MORE

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