A U.S. court sentenced on Thursday a whistleblower and former Treasury Department employee to six months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for giving a reporter confidential information about suspicious money transfers worth more than $2 trillion that were flagged by banks. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards pleaded guilty in January 2020 to disclosing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and other sensitive government information to a reporter while she was working as a senior advisor at the the United States Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).