"Deep Throat" Gets Probation For Leaking Information

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fifty-four-year-old Thomas Drake has said he gave The Baltimore Sun information about alleged mismanagement inside the National
Security Agency, which gathers electronic intelligence. But he denied giving away secrets.

Drake was indicted on felony espionage charges that could have sent him to prison for the rest of his life. But the case fell apart in June, and he pleaded guilty to a minor charge in a plea deal.

The administration is still pursuing similar charges against others, but whistle blower groups say officials accused of leaking to the media should not be treated like spies.

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