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Leak lands ex-CIA agent in prison
 

John Kiriakou, a former agent with the Central Intelligence Agency, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to telling a journalist the identity of a fellow agent. Kiriakou is expected to be sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, making him the first person in 27 years to go to jail for blowing an American spy's cover. Kiriakou was accused of sharing classified information to journalists related to the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, an al Qaeda agent who was waterboarded. Kiriakou is one of six former agents currently being prosecuted by the Obama administration in a stiff crackdown on intelligence leaks.

 

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