October 24, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - A veteran former CIA officer pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., to disclosing information identifying a covert agent. Under terms of a plea agreement with prosecutors, he is to be sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine. John C. Kiriakou, a CIA officer from 1990 to 2004, was arrested in January and charged in April with unmasking a 20-year covert agent to a Washington journalist who then shared that information with defense lawyers for terrorist detainees at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, authorities said.
January 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A former CIA officer was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison for disclosing classified information to journalists in a case that underscored the Obama administration's harsh crackdown on national security leaks. John Kiriakou, a 14-year CIA veteran, pleaded guilty in October to identifying an undercover operative who was involved in the use of severe interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, on terrorism suspects during the George W. Bush administration.
January 7, 2011 |
A former CIA officer was arrested Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing classified material and obstructing justice after authorities said he assisted a newspaper reporter and book author with information about highly classified covert operations. Jeffrey A. Sterling, who was terminated by the CIA after nearly nine years and who then sued alleging racial discrimination, was arrested in St. Louis after a federal grand jury indictment was unsealed in Alexandria, Va., charging him with 10 counts, including the "unlawful disclosure of national defense information.
December 2, 2001 |
The body of slain CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann, who was killed during a prison uprising near the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, will arrive in the United States today, the CIA announced. Spann, killed Nov. 25, is the only known American combat death in the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan. His remains will arrive at Andrews Air Force Base this afternoon, the CIA said. The agency said burial details have not been finalized.
April 26, 2006
Re "CIA Officer Sacked for Leaking Detention-Site Secrets to Media," April 22 I wish I could nominate former CIA officer Mary O. McCarthy for the Nobel Peace Prize for informing the American press about this administration's secret, illegal torture chambers (call them what they are). McCarthy put this country's honor, integrity and the rule of law above her own personal concerns. I found the comments by "one U.S. official" particularly heinous: "When liaison countries agree to do things with us and we can't keep that secret, that is damaging.
October 26, 1987 |
Appointment of a CIA officer to a political science department teaching post at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was challenged by faculty organizations. A.E. Keir Nash, chairman of the university faculty's governing body, the Academic Senate, said Sunday that the hiring of George A. Chritton Jr., a senior-level officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, is being reconsidered because it was made without a vote by the political science department's faculty members.