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Former CIA officer sentenced to 3 years in Iran leaks case
Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2015 2:55 PM EDT

Posted on 05/11/2015 12:08:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A former CIA officer has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Jeffrey Sterling of O’Fallon, Missouri, was facing a recommended sentence of 20 years or more under federal sentencing guidelines for violations of the Espionage Act. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; US: Missouri; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; espionageact; iran; israel; jamesrisen; jeffreysterling; lebanon; lebaon; missouri; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nucleariran; ofallon; rop; waronterror

1 posted on 05/11/2015 12:08:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Don't worry. Not only will Hillary not wear prison stripes for her high crimes and treason, she'll never visit a courtroom.

Dinesh D’Souza.

2 posted on 05/11/2015 12:12:36 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To shun Article V is to embrace tyranny.)
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To: Olog-hai
A jury convicted him in January of telling New York Times journalist James Risen about a classified plan to trick the Iranian government by slipping flawed nuclear blueprints through a Russian intermediary.

Jeffrey Sterling, ex-CIA officer,

3 posted on 05/11/2015 12:32:58 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Olog-hai
Ah, that was back in the days when we didn't want Iran to get nuclear we weapons. What a simpler time that was.
4 posted on 05/11/2015 12:36:21 PM PDT by keat
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To: TexasCajun

not so sterling now..


5 posted on 05/11/2015 12:38:31 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: CJ Wolf
and the motive:

Prosecutors argued that Sterling was motivated by spite to retaliate against perceived mistreatment at the agency.Sterling, who is African-American, had sued the agency for racial discrimination but had a lawsuit tossed out after the CIA invoked a state-secrets privilege

6 posted on 05/11/2015 12:43:01 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

All about hating a black man?


7 posted on 05/11/2015 12:51:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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...sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. Jeffrey Sterling of O'Fallon, Missouri, was facing a recommended sentence of 20 years or more...
...and the 3 1/2 years will be served outside US territory; no room at GTMO, so he'll be confined to Cabo San Lucas.
8 posted on 05/11/2015 2:58:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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