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분류없음2011.01.07 14:05
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CIA주요작전의 작전담당관등을 역임한 18년차의 중견 CIA 요원이 작가에게 1급 기밀을 유출한 혐의로 FBI에 체포됐습니다 

위키리크스 미국무부 비밀전문 폭로파문이 일파만파로 번지고 있는 가운데 CIA 요원이 체포됨으로써 오바마 집권이후
중요기밀유출사건은 브래들리 매닝을 포함해 스털링 요원까지 모두 5건으로 늘어났습니다

미법무부는 지난 6일 보도자료를 통해 제프리 스털링 CIA 요원이 작가에게 1급기밀을 유출한 혐의로 체포됐다고 발표했습니다
미법무부는 지난해 12월 22일 미 연방법원 버지니아 동부법원에 제프리 알렉산더 스털링 CIA 요원에 대한 기소장과 체포영장을 신청하면서 비공개를 요청했고 법원은 스털링의 신병확보때까지만 이 서류의 비공개를 허용했으며 스털링이 체포됨으로써
모든 것이 공개됐습니다

스털링의 기소장은 31페이지분량으로 스털링이 미국정부의 기밀보호규정을 어기고 돈을 받고 작가에게 미국의 1급기밀을 넘겼으며 이 작가는 이 내용을 소설로 출판했다고 기재돼 있습니다

기소장에는 스털링이 유출한 기밀관련 국가가 A, 중요인물이 HUMAN ASSET NO 1 이라고 표기되는등 엄격히 기밀유출을 차단하고 있으나 관련 국가는 이란이며 관련 기밀은 이란 핵시설인 것으로 알려지고 있습니다

스털링으로 부터 관련기밀을 넘겨받은 작가는 수차례에 걸쳐 수만달러를 전달했으며 지난 2006년 부시행정부시대의  STATE OF WAR라는 제목으로 책을 출판한 것으로 알려지고 있습니다

한편 오바마행정부 출범이래 발생한 중요기밀유출사건은 모두 5건으로 위키리크스와 관련된 브래들리 매닝, 국무부 산하기관
정보분석관 스티븐 진우 김, FBI의 샤만 라이포비츠, NSA의 토마스 드레이크 그리고 제프리 스털링등 입니다

미 법무부 보도자료 http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/January/11-crm-015.html


스털링요원 기밀유출혐의 체포
미 국무부 보도자료
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Former CIA Officer Arrested for Alleged Unauthorized Disclosure of National Defense Information and Obstruction of Justice

WASHINGTON – A former CIA officer was arrested today on charges that he illegally disclosed national defense information and obstructed justice, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, 43, of O’Fallon, Mo., was charged in a 10-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia on Dec. 22, 2010, and unsealed today.  The indictment charges Sterling with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information, and one count each of unlawful retention of national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstruction of justice.  Sterling was arrested today in St. Louis and is expected to make his initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Terry I. Adelman in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

According to the indictment, Sterling was employed by the CIA from May 1993 to January 2002.  From November 1998 through May 2000, he was assigned to a classified clandestine operational program designed to conduct intelligence activities related to the weapons capabilities of certain countries, including Country A. During that same time frame, he was also the operations officer assigned to handle a human asset associated with that program.  According to the indictment, Sterling was reassigned in May 2000, at which time he was no longer authorized to receive or possess classified documents concerning the program or the individual.

In connection with his employment, the indictment alleges that Sterling, who is a lawyer, signed various security, secrecy and non-disclosure agreements in which he agreed never to disclose classified information to unauthorized persons, acknowledged that classified information was the property of the CIA, and also acknowledged that the unauthorized disclosure of classified information could constitute a criminal offense.  According to the indictment, these agreements also set forth the proper procedures to follow if Sterling had concerns that the CIA had engaged in any "unlawful or improper" conduct that implicated classified information.  These procedures permit such concerns to be addressed while still protecting the classified nature of the information.  The media, according to the indictment, was not an authorized party to receive such classified information under such circumstances.

The indictment alleges that Sterling, in retaliation for the CIA’s refusal to settle on terms favorable to him in the civil and administrative claims he was pursuing against the CIA, engaged in a scheme to disclose information concerning the classified operational program and the human asset – first, in connection with a possible newspaper story to be written by an author employed by a national newspaper in early 2003 and, later, in connection with a book published by the author in January 2006.

"The indictment unsealed today alleges that Jeffrey Sterling violated his oath to protect classified information and then obstructed an investigation into his actions. Through his alleged actions, Sterling placed at risk our national security and the life of an individual working on a classified mission," said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer. "Those who violate the law, and the trust placed in them by the U.S. government to keep our national security information secure, must be held accountable."

"Our national security requires that sensitive information be protected," said U.S. Attorney MacBride. "The law does not allow one person to unilaterally decide to disclose that information to someone not cleared to receive it. Those who handle classified information know the law and must be held accountable when they break it."

The indictment alleges that Sterling took a number of steps to facilitate the disclosure of the classified information, including:

  • stealing classified documents and other information from the CIA and unlawfully retaining those documents without the authority of the CIA;
  • communicating by telephone, via e-mail and in person with the author in order to arrange for the disclosure of or to disclose classified information to the author;
  • meeting with the author in person to orally disclose classified information to the author and to provide documents containing classified information to the author for review or use;
  • characterizing the classified information in a false and misleading manner as a means of inducing the author to write and publish a story premised on that false and misleading information;
  • deceiving and attempting to deceive the CIA into believing that he was a former employee adhering to his secrecy and non-disclosure agreements; and
  • deliberately choosing to disclose the classified information to a member of the media, knowing that such an individual would not reveal his identity, thereby concealing and perpetrating the scheme.

Specifically, the indictment alleges that beginning in August 2000, Sterling pursued various administrative and civil actions against the CIA concerning alleged employment-related racial discrimination and decisions made by the CIA’s Publications Review Board regarding Sterling’s efforts to publish his memoirs. According to the indictment, on Feb. 12, 2003, the CIA rejected Sterling’s third offer to settle his discrimination lawsuit, which was ultimately dismissed by the court.

The indictment alleges that beginning a few weeks later, in February and March 2003, Sterling made various telephone calls to the author’s residence, and e-mailed the author a newspaper article about the weapons capabilities of Country A. According to the indictment, while the possible newspaper article containing the classified information Sterling allegedly provided ultimately was not published in 2003, Sterling and the author remained in touch from December 2003 through November 2005 via telephone and e-mail. The indictment alleges that in January 2006, the author published a book which contained classified information about the program and the human asset.

The indictment also alleges that Sterling obstructed justice when, between April and July 2006, he deleted the e-mail he had sent to the author concerning the weapons capabilities of Country A from his account. According to the indictment, Sterling was aware by June 2003 of an FBI investigation into his disclosure of national defense information, and was aware of a grand jury investigation into the matter by June 2006, when he was served a grand jury subpoena for documents relating to the author’s book.

The charges of unauthorized disclosure and retention of national defense information each carry maximum penalties of 10 years in prison. The charge of mail fraud carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The charge of unauthorized conveyance of government property carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The charge of obstruction of justice carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Each of these charges also carries a maximum fine of $250,000 or twice the loss or gain associated with the offense.

An indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

This case is being prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel William M. Welch II of the Criminal Division, Trial Attorney Timothy J. Kelly of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Senior Litigation Counsel James L. Trump of the Eastern District of Virginia. The case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance in the arrest from the FBI’s St. Louis Field Office.

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Criminal Division


위키리크스2011.01.05 17:30
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위키리크스 파문이 전세계를 당혹케 하고 있는 가운데 백악관이 지난 3일 전부처에 보안태세를 점검하고 보안강화대책을 수립, 오는 28일까지 자체 점검을 마치라는 긴급지침을 하달했습니다

백악관 예산국은 지난 3일 '국가안보관련 비밀정보 자동시스템에 대한 보안및 방첩태세 평가' 라는 문서를 통해 정부 각 부처가 비밀문서관리지침을 자체 점검하고 문제가 될만한 사항에 대한 보안강화대책을 수립한뒤 오는 28일까지 자체 평가를
완료하라고 지시했습니다

백악관 예산국은 지난해 11월 28일, 위키리크스가 미 국무부 비밀전문 폭로를 시작했을때 각부처가 보안평가팀을 구성,
국가안보관련 정보에 대해 보호절차등에 대한 검토를 하라고 지시했었습니다

백악관 예산국은 지난해 11월 지침에 이어 이번에는 오는 28일까지 점검-대책수립은 물론 자체평가까지 모두 마치라고
구체적인 시한까지 제시하는등 비밀문서보호를 최우선 과제로 내걸고 있습니다

특히 백악관은 관리-감시, 방첨, 보호, 탐지, 물리적 안전, 기술적 안전등 각분야별를 지정하고 분야별로 구체적인 점검지침
까지 하달하는등 제2위 위키리크스 파문을 막겠다는 각오를 단단히 했습니다


백악관 비밀문서관리강화 긴급지침 20110103
위키리크스2010.12.08 17:15
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미국 사상최대 정보유출 브래드 매닝 관련혐의 조사서류 - 위키리크파문 http://andocu.tistory.com/2531

나는 왜 미군정보분석요원을 신고했나[위키리크파문] - 아드리안 라모 ; '나에겐 너무 어려운 결정-관용범위 넘어섰다 http://andocu.tistory.com/2007

위키리크스에 미국무부 비밀전문을 유출한 혐의로 지난 5월 체포된 브래들리 매닝을 위한 자발적인 후원자들이 그가 최소한의 법률적 보호를 받을 수 있도록 법률비용 전액을 부담하기로 했습니다

브래들리 매닝 지원네트워크는 오늘 오후 보도자료를 통해 브래들리 매닝이 법률적 보호를 받을 수 있도록 변호사 고용등에 필요한 법률비용 전액을 부담하겠다고 밝혔습니다

캘리포니아주 샌프란시스코 인근 오클랜드에 본부를 두고 있는 브래들리 매닝 지원네트워크는 오늘 보도자료에서 매닝을 후원하겠다는 자발적인 개인 후원자가 천2백명에 이르고 있으며 이미 9만달러의 후원금이 모금됐다고 전했습니다

브래들리 매닝 지원네트워크는 매닝이 회소한의 법률적 보호를 받는데 필요한 법률비용이 10만달러로 추산된다며 이미 9만달러가 모금돼 5만달러는 변호인에게 전달됐다고 설명했습니다

이들은 또 전단지, 포스터, 배너, 티셔츠,스티커등을 배포하는 한편 토론회, 이벤트, 시위등을 개최할 계획이라며 후원을 당부했습니다

브래들리 매닝은 지난 6월초 미군당국에 기밀유출혐의로 체포됐으며 체포당시 미군은 조사서류에 매닝의 혐의가 아프카니스탄전, 이라크전, 그리고 국방부 비밀전문 유출이라고 기재했었습니다

브래들리 매닝은 전설적 해커인 아드리안 라모에게 '힐러리 클린턴이 어느날 아침 침대에서 일어나다 심장마비에 걸릴 정도'의 비밀문서를 해킹을 통해 입수했다고 밝혔고 라모는 번뇌를 거듭하다 '관용의 정도를 벗어난 행위'라고 판단, 이를 미군당국에 제보했었습니다

미군당국은 즉각 브래들리 매닝을 체포했으나 매닝이 해킹을 통해 입수한 정보는 이미 지난 4월 위키리크스에 전달된 뒤였습니다

아산지의 체포에도 불구하고 위키리크스의 비밀전문공개가 계속되고 있는 가운데 누적공개전문은 미동부시간 8일 오후 5시 현재 1천백건을 넘어섰으며 위키리크스에 대한 환호는 점점 공포로 바껴가고 있습니다


브래들리매닝지원네트워크, 법률비용 전액부담 결의