Former Secretary Indicted in Alleged Leaks
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A former FBI secretary and her boyfriend have been indicted on charges they tipped a suspected drug dealer that he was being investigated.
Jacqueline Pauline Wymard, 24, a six-year FBI employee, and John Carrabba, 40, both of Pittsburgh, were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly conspiring to tell former Coraopolis Constable Dominick Cunzolo, 39, that his telephone was tapped, according to U.S. Attorney J. Alan Johnson.
Miss Wymard was secretary to Pat Laffey, chief of the Organized Crime Narcotics Squad of the FBI’s Pittsburgh office. She resigned in July, Johnson said.
According to the indictment, Miss Wymard told Carrabba about the telephone tap, and Carrabba relayed the information to an unidentified third person. She allegedly also gave Carrabba a description of an undercover agent working the case.
Cunzolo, a constable from 1974 to 1980, was arrested June 20 and is in jail awaiting trail on firearms and cocaine distribution charges.
Miss Wymard and Carrabba are each charged with two conspiracy counts plus charges of giving notice of electronic surveillance to another, the indictment said.
Agents realized the investigation had been compromised when there was no activity on Cunzolo’s telephone.
During a hearing Tuesday, a federal agent said Cunzolo warned a lawyer that Cunzolo’s telephone might be tapped. The lawyer, Irwin D. Jackson of Green Tree, told agents about the conversation after he was arrested on June 10 on cocaine distribution charges.
U.S. Magistrate Robert C. Mitchell released Miss Wymard and Carrabba on $10,000 bond. Each count carries a penalty of up to five years in jail and $10,000 fines.