A matter of interpretation and other news
The indictment charges Kiriakou with one count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act for allegedly illegally disclosing the identity of a covert officer and with three counts of violating the Espionage Act for allegedly illegally disclosing national defense information to individuals not authorized to receive it. The indictment also charges him with one count of making false statements for allegedly lying to the Publications Review Board of the CIA in an unsuccessful attempt to trick the CIA into allowing him to include classified information in a book he was seeking to publish.
Kiriakou, 47, of Arlington, Va., was a CIA intelligence officer between 1990 and 2004, serving at headquarters and in various classified overseas assignments. He remains free on bond and is expected to be arraigned on April 13, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va. (Click HERE for article)
U.N.: 2.4 Million Human Trafficking Victims
Edith M. Lederer – (Time) – UNITED NATIONS – April 3, 2012 – The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves.
Yuri Fedotov, the head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, told a daylong General Assembly meeting on trafficking that 17 percent are trafficked to perform forced labor, including in homes and sweat shops.
He said $32 billion is being earned every year by unscrupulous criminals running human trafficking networks, and two out of every three victims are women.
Fighting these criminals “is a challenge of extraordinary proportions,” Fedotov said.
“At any one time, 2.4 million people suffer the misery of this humiliating and degrading crime,” he said.
1 nightclub suspect an Army interpreter
Hakiki worked for state of Texas upon arrest
Josh Hinkle – (KXAN) – AUSTIN – April 2, 2012 – Before his arrest in a notorious Downtown Austin nightclub raid last month, Nizar “Nino” Hakiki, 32, worked very closely with government officials – even the U.S. Army – on a daily basis.
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