Ex-NSA Official Gets 1 Year Probation For Leaking Info

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Friday handed down a sentence of one year of probation and community service for a former National Security Agency official who leaked information to the press about purported waste in a government information gathering system.

Attorneys for defendant Thomas A. Drake confirmed the sentencing, which comes more than a month after he struck a plea deal with prosecutors over violations of computer security regulation. Under the plea deal, Drake copped to one count of intentionally exceeding the authorized access of an...
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