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Newsweek: Ex-CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to 42 Months for NYT Leak

Former CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to 42 months in prison on Monday for leaking secrets to New York Times reporter James Risen, according to Matt Zapotosky of the Washington Post.

Sterling, 47, a 10-year veteran of the spy agency, was accused of telling Risen about a failed CIA operation to derail Iran's nuclear weapons program by providing it with deliberately misleading technical blueprints, thus harming national security.

WNU Editor: I am a few days late in posting on this story .... but it deserves to be covered because it will impact the news media that relies on leaks and information from those who are dissatisfied with a government program or policy that is shrouded in secrecy. Not surprising .... this case involved the New York Times and they are not happy with this verdict .... Overkill on a C.I.A. Leak Case (New York Times).

More News On The Case (And Sentencing) Of CIA Whistle-blower Jeffrey Sterling

Ex-C.I.A. Officer Sentenced in Leak Case Tied to Times Reporter -- NYT
Ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling jailed for leaking -- BBC
Ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case sentenced to 3½ years in prison -- Washington Post
Former CIA Officer Sentenced to 3½ Years in Iran Leaks Case -- ABC News/AP
Former CIA spy jailed for 42 months after giving New York Times reporter details of 'clandestine' U.S. plot to sell flawed nuclear information to Iran -- Daily Mail
Former CIA man Jeffrey Sterling gets 42 months in prison over Iran leaks -- The Guardian
CIA leaker Jeffrey Sterling sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for Espionage Act violations -- RT
Obama’s War on Leaks Faces Backlash in Court -- The Intercept
One Day After Sentencing, CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Tells His Side of the Story -- Global Research
In First Interview, CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Says Congressional Staffer Urged Him to Flee -- FDL

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