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.
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