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CIA Whistleblower Who Leaked Covert US Plan To Sabotage Iran Nuclear Program To Face Sentencing

Prosecutors are urging a stiff sentence; the defense says his punishment should be more in line with that of former. CIA director David Petraeus. He got probation last month for leaking classified information to his biographer and mistress.
By AP | May 11, 2015




Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, left, leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse on Jan. 26 with his wife Holly, center, and attorney Barry Pollack, after being convicted on all nine counts he faced of leaking classified information to a reporter. Photo: Kevin Wolf/AP

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former CIA officer convicted of leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions is making his final pitch for a lenient sentence.
Jeffrey Sterling of O’Fallon, Missouri, is scheduled for sentencing Monday afternoon in federal court near Washington.
He faces a recommended sentence of 20 years or more under federal sentencing guidelines for violations of the Espionage Act. A jury convicted him 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.
Prosecutors are urging a stiff sentence; the defense says his punishment should be more in line with that of former. CIA director David Petraeus. He got probation last month for leaking classified information to his biographer and mistress.


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