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Ex-CIA officer charged over classified leaks | AlertNet

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – A former Central Intelligence Agency officer has been arrested and charged with illegally disclosing classified information to journalists, including the identity of a covert officer and details about the capture of terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

John Kiriakou, 47, worked for the CIA from 1990 to 2004 as an intelligence officer and then was a senior staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2009 until May 2011. He wrote the book “The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror.”

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