While the exact details of the indictment against Meek are unknown, it is reportedly connected to the FBI raid on his penthouse apartment in Arlington, Virginia, where agents seized nearly a dozen electronic devices belonging to the Emmy award-winning journalist, according to Rolling Stone.
The Federal agency was allegedly trailing Meek before the raid on his home, stating that the charges against him are unrelated to his trailblazing journalistic career that has exposed military cover-ups and friendly fire deaths, among other things.
The April 27 raid on Meek's home was first reported in October, where suspicions were aroused about a possible connection between the FBI activity and the journalist's bombshell reporting on widespread corruption within the US military.
"Independent observers believe the raid is among the first – and quite possibly, the first – to be carried out on a journalist by the Biden administration," Rolling Stone's report said at the time.
Following Meek's resignation from ABC on April 28, he withdrew himself from a book project he was co-authoring about the Biden administration's botched military pull-out of Afghanistan, then seemingly disappeared, his last online activity being a "like" from his Twitter account on May 2.
Six months later, he was spotted again for the first time outside his elderly mother's house in McLean, Virginia where he is allegedly now living, refusing to answer any questions and continuing to keep a low profile.
It remains unclear why Meek was on the FBI's radar. A federal judge signed off on the search warrant the day before the raid, which allegedly included an immense amount of firepower, including an armored vehicle and almost a dozen heavily armed agents. Among other devices, the raid allegedly unearthed a laptop with classified information, "sources familiar with the matter" told Rolling Stone.
ABC was told his resignation was for "personal reasons" and were not even aware of the raid until months later. The network has made no legal intervention, nor voiced support for the reported, implying that these events are not related to his journalism.
"This is a guy who has done a lot of good in the world. ABC would be firmly in his corner if it was for legitimate journalism. None of it adds up," a former colleague said.
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