Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Larry Franklin Indictment

As you probably know, Larry Franklin was indicted for leaking classified military information to an employee of an unnamed lobby group (AIPAC).

Fom Haaretz:

Five charges of the six-count indictment accuse Franklin of conspiring to disclose national defense and classified information to people not authorized to receive it, including information about potential attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq. One count accuses him of conspiring to communicate the information to an agent and representative of a foreign government. The indictment was handed down on May 26, but not unsealed until Monday.

It goes on:

Franklin, a 58-year-old Air Force Reserve colonel who once worked for the Pentagon's No. 3 official, Douglas Feith, pleaded innocent to all counts at the hearing in the federal court Monday. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis set a September 6 trial.

Franklin is 58 years old and facing up to (10) ten years.


The indictment is located here.