FBI finds 14 leak suspects during past 5 years

Monday - 6/21/2010, 2:20pm EDT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified 14 suspected "leakers" of classified U.S. intelligence information during the past five years, according to newly disclosed statistics (pdf). Secrecy News reports that, between 2005 and 2009, U.S. intelligence agencies submitted 183 "referrals" to the Department of Justice reporting unauthorized disclosures of classified intelligence. Based on those referrals or on its own initiative, the FBI opened 26 leak investigations, and the investigations led to the identification of 14 suspects.

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