Ex-FBI Agent Gets 3 1/2 Years In Prison For Leak To AP

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 7:52 PM EST) -- A former FBI agent who copped to leaking classified information to the Associated Press about a failed al-Qaida bomb plot was sentenced to more than 3 1/2 years in prison on Thursday, in a case that led to the U.S. Department of Justice's controversial decision to subpoena AP employees' phone records.

U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence handed down the sentence toDonald John Sachtleben, 55, a former FBI bomb technician who later worked as a government contractor for the agency, and immediately remanded him to the custody...
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