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Ex-CIA man guilty of leaking identity

2012-10-23 22:42

Alexandria - A former CIA officer has pleaded guilty to leaking the identity of one of the agency's covert operatives to a reporter and will be sentenced to more than two years in prison.

John Kiriakou pleaded guilty on Tuesday in US District Court to a single count of disclosing information that identified a covert agent. As part of the plea deal, prosecutors dropped charges that had been filed under the World War I-era Espionage Act. They also dropped a count of making false statements.

Under the plea, all sides agreed to a prison term of two and a half years.