FILE: Army Maj. Jamie Lee Henry has been charged with conspiring to provide Russia with medical information to help it invade Ukraine, the Justice Department announced Sept. 29, 2022.

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An army doctor and his anesthesiologist wife were charged with conspiring to provide Russia with medical information to help it invasion of Ukrainethe Ministry of Justice said on Thursday.

Maj. Jamie Lee Henry, a doctor at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and his wife, Anna Gabrielian, an anesthesiologist in Maryland, told an undercover FBI agent in August that they would provide medical information to the Russian government, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. .

The Justice Department indictment lists Henry as a man, but in 2015. BuzzFeed News reported that Henry became the nation’s first known active-duty transgender person after the Army granted her request to change her name and gender.

Henry and Gabrielian met with a man they believed was connected to the Russian government, but who was actually an undercover agent, the indictment said. The couple allegedly told the agent that they could transfer medical records of US military personnel, military family members and others to Russia.

Later, during a meeting at a hotel, Gabrielian allegedly gave the agent the medical information of two people: the wife of an employee of the Office of Naval Intelligence and a veteran of the US Air Force. The Ministry of Justice said that Gabrielyan indicated a medical problem in the first recording, which Russia could use.

Henry provided information on at least five individuals who were patients at Fort Bragg and were military veterans or related to military veterans, the indictment said.

Allegedly, Henry and Gabrielian told the agent that they intended to help Russia.

The indictment said Gabrielian approached the Russian embassy with offers of help, and Henry allegedly even tried to join the Russian military after the invasion began, only to be told that Russia only wanted people with combat experience, which Henry lacked.

Henry was more hesitant about violating the law that restricts medical professionals from sharing confidential medical records, but Gabrielian said she broke the law “all the time,” the Justice Department said.

According to the indictment, Gabrielian told the agent Henry was a more valuable source for Russia because Henry had information about how the U.S. military set up military hospitals in wartime and about the U.S. military’s advance training for Ukrainian personnel.

A U.S. military service record obtained by CBS News confirms that Henry is currently assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as a staff physician with the rank of major and is not active in combat.

The indictment says Henry has a classified-level clearance, which allows him to access information the release of which would seriously harm national security.

During their first meeting in a hotel room, the Justice Department said Gabrielian told an agent that if something happened to her and Henry, she wanted their children to “have a nice flight to Turkey to go on vacation because I don’t want end up here in prison, and my children are hostages over my head.’

Gabrielian and Henry were expected to make their first court appearance on Thursday.