Former CIA officer Jeffrey Alexander Sterling was found guilty on all nine counts of unlawful disclosure of classified information and related charges in federal court Monday.
As the court clerk read the guilty verdicts aloud, the only other sounds in the courtroom were the sobs of Sterling’s wife.
Federal prosecutors charged Sterling with unlawful disclosure of classified information, retention and conveyance of classified documents, and obstruction of justice in relation to the exposure of a CIA mission to thwart the Iranian nuclear program.
Details of the mission were leaked to New York Times journalist James Risen, who published the information in his 2006 book “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration.”
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