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Indictment against former Pentagon analyst unsealed

[JURIST] The indictment filed against former Defense Department employee Lawrence Franklin for passing classified government information was unsealed Monday. The specific charges allege Franklin conspired to share national defense and other material with unauthorized persons, including two unnamed American Israel Public Affairs Committee [official website] employees. Franklin was arrested in May [JURIST report] and pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday in federal court. The indictment alleges that Franklin began meeting with the AIPAC employees in 2003 and shared highly classified information related to potential Iraqi attacks on US forces. It also charges Franklin with sharing information about a Middle Eastern country's nuclear program with an unidentified foreign official. Franklin’s trial is scheduled to begin September 6. Reuters has more. The Jerusalem Post has further coverage.

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