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Oct 23, 2012

Ex-CIA man pleads to leaking operative’s identity

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former CIA officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking the identity of one of the agency’s covert operatives to a reporter and will be sentenced to more than two years in prison. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped charges for John Kiriakou, 48, that had been filed under the World […]

Jul 13, 2011

Ex-NSA official Drake seeks probation in leak case

WASHINGTON — A former senior official with the National Security Agency who admitted leaking information on a failed billion-dollar NSA computer project is asking the judge to sentence him to a year’s probation and community service. Lawyers for 54-year-old Thomas Drake say in a court filing that prosecutors have agreed not to seek a prison […]

Jun 10, 2011

Former NSA executive Thomas Drake pleads guilty to misdemeanor

Former National Security Agency senior executive Thomas A. Drake pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor in federal court in Baltimore on Friday, a day after striking a deal to dismiss Espionage Act charges that could have put him away for 35 years. Prosecutors said they will not request prison time for the misdemeanor, unauthorized access […]

Jun 9, 2011

US reaches plea deal in NSA leaks case

The Justice Department on Thursday reached a plea agreement in the leak case against a former National Security Agency official. In court papers, the government said Thomas Drake will plead guilty to exceeding authorized use of a computer, a misdemeanor. Drake had been charged with obstruction of justice, lying to the FBI and illegal possession […]

Nov 30, 2010

US lawyers look at criminal law in WikiLeaks probe

WASHINGTON — A senior defense official says lawyers from across government agencies are studying whether it might be possible to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act. The official says lawyers from the departments of Justice, State and Defense are among those looking into how to handle the leaking of a massive number […]

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