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Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty

Oct 25th, 2012 Current Affairs, Inteligence

The New York Times reports that John Kiriakou, a former CIA counterterrorism operative, pleaded guilty to violating the Intelligence Identity Protection Act.

As the article describes, during a 2007 interview with ABC, Kiriakou disclosed the name of a fellow CIA officer and portrayed waterboarding as a necessary torture technique.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, the Times further reports that prosecutors recommended a thirty-month prison sentence to replace the decades-long sentence Kiriakou could be facing, and dropped certain charges including charges of lying to a CIA publication board.


You can read the full New York Times article here.

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  1. […] officer John Kiriakou will be sentenced to thirty months in prison pursuant to a plea agreement. Kiriakou admitted to leaking the name of a covert officer to a freelance news reporter in violation of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which […]

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