BREAKING NEWS ~ FBI charges Pentagon analyst with leaking classified documents

[JURIST] AP is reporting that Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin [Wikipedia profile], previously demoted and stripped of his security clearance in the wake of August allegations that he had spied for Israel, was arrested Wednesday after turning himself in on charges of supplying classified information on Iran to lobbyists of a pro-Israel group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) [official website]. AIPAC's main office has been searched twice and employees have been questioned during the FBI's investigation of Franklin. The passed information apparently concerned possible attacks on the US military in Iraq. The connection to Iran is still unclear. AP has more.

2:15 PM ET - Read the DOJ press release on Franklin's arrest.



 

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