TA court expected to approve plea bargain in Anat Kamm case

February 6, 2011 08:56


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The Tel Aviv District Court is expected to approve the plea bargain between Anat Kamm and the state prosecution on Sunday.

Kamm is expected to plead guilty to the possession and distribution of secret information.

Kamm was originally charged with espionage with intent to harm national security, having leaked classified information to Haaretz journalist Uri Blau. Kamm had collected the material while serving as assistant to the bureau chief of then-OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh between 2005 and 2007 and will plead guilty to the lesser charges.

The deal means that Kamm will not face a life sentence as she might have had the original indictment stood; the maximum penalty for possession and distribution of secret information is 15 years in prison.

The sides failed to reach an agreement on the sentencing, with Kamm’s lawyers asking for a suspended prison sentence or community service and the state pushing for a ten-year prison sentence.

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