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Judge rules against CIA whistleblower

2012-04-20 22:05

Washington - A federal judge has ruled a CIA whistleblower will have to forfeit any future money he earns from a scathing book he wrote about the spy agency after he failed to get approval from his former employer prior to publication.

The CIA accused the officer of breaking his secrecy agreement with the US.

The former officer who worked deep undercover published the book in July 2008 using the pseudonym "Ishmael Jones".

The CIA says his book, The Human Factor: Inside the CIA's Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture, was submitted to the agency's publications review board under a secrecy agreement that covers books written by former employees.

But Jones published the book before the process was completed.

Jones says he gave the profits away and the book contained no classified information.