Daniela Greene

Charged: August 01, 2014
Affiliation
ISIS
State
District of Columbia
District
District of Columbia
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Making false statements
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: December 12, 2014
Sentenced: April 23, 2015
Imprisonment
2 years
Supervised Release
3 years
Released: August 04, 2016
Details
Daniela Greene
  • Age
    41
  • Gender
    Female
  • Race
    White
Daniella Greene, fluent in German, worked as a contract linguist for the FBI. Starting in 2014, she was assigned to the FBI’s Detroit office and tasked with investigating Denis Cuspert, a German rapper-turned-ISIS recruiter who had fled to Syria. While researching Cuspert, Greene became infatuated. In June 2014, Greene told FBI officials she was going to Germany to visit family. Instead, she flew to Turkey and crossed into Syria to marry Cuspert. She quickly regretted her decisions and fled back to the United States, where she cooperated with FBI investigators and pleaded guilty to a charge of making false statements. She received a two-year prison sentence, a significantly more lenient punishment than others who joined or attempted to join ISIS have received.