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DOD analyst to plead guilty to leaking top secret info

[JURIST] Lawrence A. Franklin [Wikipedia profile], an analyst for the US Department of Defense, plans to plead guilty to charges [JURIST report] that he provided classified information to an Israeli official and a pro-Israeli lobbying group, according to the US District Court clerk's office in Alexandria, VA. Franklin's indictment [PDF text] stems from allegations that he divulged top secret information in 2003 regarding potential attacks on US forces in Iraq to Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) [official website], neither of whom had the security clearance to receive the sensitive information. Franklin allegedly told Rosen and Weissman, both of whom have also been charged [JURIST report], that the information was "highly classified" and asked them not to "use" it. Franklin is scheduled to enter his guilty plea next week, although the exact charges to which he will enter his plea have not yet been disclosed. AP has more.

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