Sunday, October 2, 2005

Former Pentagon Analyst to Plead Guilty to Charges Related to Disclosure of Classified Information

Lawrence Franklin, who was charged with conspiracy and improper disclosure of classified information, will enter a guilty plea this week.  Franklin was charged (indictment here) with leaking information to two members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman,  who were also charged related to terrorist activities emanating from Iran and the involvement of al Qaeda in terrorist acts.  The three men were not charged with espionage, a much more serious offense, and Franklin's goal in disseminating the information is not entirely clear, although his plea hearing will likely shed light on his motives.  An AP story (here) discusses the case. (ph)

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