A federal prosecutor says the case against an ex-CIA officer charged with leaking classified documents to a reporter may not make it to trial because of potential problems with a witness.
Jeffrey Sterling of O'Fallon, Mo., worked for the CIA from 1993 to 2002. He is accused of leaking secrets about Iran to New York Times reporter James Risen.
A Virginia judge has granted bond to a former CIA officer from O'Fallon accused of leaking government secrets about Iran to a reporter for the New York Times.
Jeffrey Sterling had been in custody since his arrest on Jan. 6 on charges that he illegally disclosed classified documents to reporter James Risen between 2001 and 2006.
Jeffery Sterling, the former CIA agent from O'Fallon accused of illegally leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter about Iran, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Sterling waived extradition Monday during a brief federal court appearance in St. Louis and pleaded guilty in an arraignment Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Va.
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