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Ex-CIA officer charged with disclosing classified information

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/01/2012

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Ken Dilanian

Reporting from Washington A former CIA officer was charged under the Espionage Act on Monday with disclosing classified information to journalists, the latest prosecution in an unprecedented Obama administration crackdown on national security leaks. If convicted, John Kiriakou could face decades in prison. He is accused of providing secrets, including the name and activities of one of his undercover colleagues, to unidentified reporters, according to a federal criminal complaint. One of the journalists is alleged to have turned over the name of the covert CIA officer to lawyers representing a Guantanamo Bay prisoner. Read on...
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"Ex-CIA officer charged with disclosing classified information", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 16/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ex-cia-officer-charged-with-disclosing-classified-information