Ex-CIA Officer Arrested For Leaking Docs To Reporter

Law360, New York (January 7, 2011, 5:04 PM EST) -- A former Central Intelligence Agency officer has been arrested on charges that he leaked classified information to a newspaper reporter.

Jeffrey Alexander Sterling was arrested on Thursday after a Dec. 22 indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia charged him with releasing classified information about a CIA program that sought to impede the progress of weapons capabilities in certain unnamed countries.

Sterling worked as an operations officer on the clandestine program from November 1998 until May 2000, according to the indictment....
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