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Former Clinton advisor fined for smuggling classified documents

[JURIST] Sandy Berger [Wikipedia profile], who served as President Clinton's National Security Adviser from 1997 to 2001, was ordered to pay a $50,000 fine and surrender his security clearance for three years on Thursday after pleading guilty to taking and destroying classified documents [JURIST report] from the National Archives. He was also sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service. Berger said he was reviewing the documents in preparation for testifying before the 9/11 Commission and has said his actions were an "honest mistake" [JURIST report]. The Washington Post has more.

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