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Rep. Harman reportedly under investigation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department is trying to determine whether Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., got improper help from an Israeli lobbying group.

Franklin sentenced for Israeli leak

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Department analyst Lawrence Franklin has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months for passing information to Israel.

Ex-Pentagon analyst gets prison sentence

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A former State Department analyst and Iran expert was sentenced to 12 years Friday for passing classified information to Israel and two pro-Israeli lobbyists.

Israel denies spying on United States

JERUSALEM, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- An Israeli government official Thursday distanced the country from a former U.S. Pentagon analyst's court disclosure he shared intelligence with Israelis.

Guilty plea expected in Aipac case

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A former Defense Department expert on the Middle East charged with passing classified information to pro-Israel lobbyists will reportedly plead guilty.

Pentagon analyst named in U.S. indictment

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 14 (UPI) -- A Pentagon analyst was named in a federal indictment in Alexandria, Va., that alleges he disclosed classified information to a pro-Israeli lobbying group.

Analyst charged with classified breach

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A Defense Department analyst was arrested Wednesday on charges of disclosing classified information related to potential attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq.

AIPAC: No role in document passing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A powerful U.S.-Israel lobby group is vehemently disputing reports that its employees may have passed confidential U.S. documents on Iran to Israel.

Officials: Israel investigation may expand

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Officials said Sunday the investigation into whether a Pentagon analyst gave information to Israel could soon expand into a broader inquiry.

Lawrence Anthony Franklin is a former U.S. Air Force Reserve colonel who has pleaded guilty to passing information about U.S. policy towards Iran to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the foremost pro-Israel lobbying organization in the U.S, while he was working for the Defense Department. He claims this was an attempt to get the information to the United States National Security Council, which he was not able to do through regular Pentagon channels. Two former employees of AIPAC (Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman) also faced charges (that would later be dropped) that they assisted him in the AIPAC espionage scandal and passing classified national defense information to an Israeli diplomat Naor Gilon. On January 20, 2006, Judge T.S. Ellis, III sentenced Franklin to 151 months (almost 13 years) in prison and fined him $10,000 which Ellis later reduced to probation with ten months house arrest. The case was heard in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Ultimately, Franklin was charged with unauthorized disclosure of classified information, not with espionage.

In 2002 and 2003, Franklin worked at the Office of Special Plans which was set up by Donald Rumsfeld. The office was led by Douglas Feith. Under Feith's authorization, Lawrence Franklin met with Iran-Contra figures; critics allege they discussed Iraq intelligence, while supporters say they discussed only the War on Terrorism.

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