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BREAKING NEWS: Former F.B.I. Agent Pleads Guilty in Leak to A.P., and already plead guilty in a separate F.B.I. investigation for distributing child pornography!

Former F.B.I. Agent Pleads Guilty in Leak to A.P.

 

The New York Times
by Charlie Savage
September 23, 2013

WASHINGTON —

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent has agreed to plead guilty to leaking classified information to The Associated Press about a foiled bomb plot in Yemen last year, the Justice Department announced on Monday. Federal investigators said they identified him after obtaining phone logs of Associated Press reporters.

The retired agent, a former bomb technician named Donald Sachtleben, has agreed to serve 43 months in prison, the Justice Department said. The case brings to eight the number of leak-related prosecutions brought under President Obama’s administration; under all previous presidents, there were three such cases.

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Other Agencies Clamor for Data N.S.A. Compiles

Other Agencies Clamor for Data N.S.A. Compiles

 

The New York Times
By ERIC LICHTBLAU & MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTAugust 3, 2013

WASHINGTON —

The National Security Agency’s dominant role as the nation’s spy warehouse has spurred frequent tensions and turf fights with other federal intelligence agencies that want to use its surveillance tools for their own investigations, officials say.

Agencies working to curb drug trafficking, cyberattacks, money laundering, counterfeiting and even copyright infringement complain that their attempts to exploit the security agency’s vast resources have often been turned down because their own investigations are not considered a high enough priority, current and former government officials say.

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