Alleged CIA Leaker Pleads Not Guilty

Law360, New York (January 14, 2011, 6:35 PM EST) -- An ex-CIA officer pled not guilty Friday to allegations that he leaked classified information to a newspaper reporter about a program aimed at keeping certain countries from developing advanced weapons.

Jeffrey Alexander Sterling entered his plea in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, his attorney Edward B. MacMahon told Law360.

The U.S. requested Tuesday that Sterling be locked up until he is tried, saying “the threat of continued criminal activity by this defendant requires his detention.”

MacMahon did not comment further on...
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