Imprisoned former CIA officer fights conviction over leak
RICHMOND, Va. - A former CIA employee serving a 3 1/2 year-prison for leaking government secrets to a reporter is taking his case to a federal appeals court.
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear Jeffrey Sterling's case Tuesday.
A jury convicted the 49-year-old on all counts last year after he was charged under the Espionage Act for leaking details of a CIA mission to New York Times journalist James Risen.
Prosecutors portrayed Sterling as a disgruntled former employee who exposed a plan to stall Iranian ambitions to build a nuclear weapon in an attempt to discredit the CIA.
Sterling's attorneys and other advocates claim prosecutors only went after Sterling because Risen's story made the CIA look foolish.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Dozens attend vigil at LSU after three students died separately
Residents get progress report on Diversion Canal as work continues
Mother leads widening project on Highway 42, honoring late daughter
Alabama boy becomes huge LSU fan, invited to meet Coach O at...
Driver ticketed after crashing into utility pole overnight, knocking out power along...
Southern Center Jaylon Brinson excited to play in front of home town
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 1- Isaiah Jones
Coach O Postgame after Lsu defeats Texas 45-38
Hunter Register leads Southern's offense despite loss to McNeese
Taylor Bannister's journey to becoming a LSU Volleyball Superstar