Ex-intel analyst gets prison for documents leak

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Associated Press

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 2 at 1:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former State Department intelligence analyst on North Korea to 13 months in prison for passing classified information to a journalist.

In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly (KOH'-lur koh-TEL'-ee) said Stephen Kim's criminal act was a very serious one committed by a national security expert who had a bright future in front of him.

Kim said he takes full responsibility for his actions and he publicly thanked his family and friends for their support.

The case is the latest one brought to conclusion by the Obama administration over leaks of classified information..

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