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Document: Grand Jury Indicts Former SSCI Staffer for False Statements Regarding Contacts With Reporters

A grand jury in the District of Columbia has charged James Wolfe, the former director of security for the Senate intelligence committee, with three counts of making false statements to a government agency in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1001(2). The false statements allegedly pertained to Wolfe’s contacts with reporters and were made in the course of an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified information to members of the press. The full indictment is below.

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Recidivism Among Espionage Act Convicts

Anyone remember Samuel Loring Morrison? Espionage Act nerds certainly do.

Morrison was the first person prosecuted and convicted under the Espionage Act for leaking classified material? Morrison was convicted in the 1980s of leaking satellite photos to Jane's Defense Weekly. He was later pardoned retrospectively by President Clinton as part of Clinton's spree of pardons on his way out of office in 2001.

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