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Breaking: Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to major leak

Donald Sachtleben, already sentenced over child porn charges, agrees to plead guilty to AP leak over bomb plot


Natasha Lennard
September 24, 2013 1:07AM (UTC)

A breaking story from Reuters sees a former FBI agent, also implicated in a separate child pornography trial, pleading guilty to leaking government information to the media. No doubt more information about ex-agent Donald John Sachtleben will come to light in the coming days. At the time of writing, Reuters had only this basic information:

A former FBI agent has agreed to plead guilty to leaking secret government information about a bomb plot to the Associated Press, a leak that officials had called one of the most serious in U.S. history, the Justice Department said on Monday.

As part of a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Indiana, Donald John Sachtleben agreed to a prison sentence of three years and seven months for the leak in addition to a separate sentence for unrelated child-pornography charges, the department said.


Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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