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Ex-CIA agent gets 2½ years after guilty plea over ID leak

Defense lawyer called operative a whistle-blower

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — A former CIA officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking the identity of one of the agency’s covert operatives to a reporter and will be sentenced to more than two years in prison.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped charges for John Kiriakou, 48, that had been filed under the World War I-era Espionage Act. They also dropped a count of making false statements.

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