'State forms plea bargain in Anat Kam espionage case'

Journalist initially accused of stealing IDF info expected to plead guilty; to be charged with trafficking classified documents, not conspiracy.

September 13, 2010 22:43
Anat Kamm in court.

anat kamm court 311. (photo credit: Ben Hartman)

The state is forming a plea bargain with Anat Kam, an aspiring journalist who allegedly stole classified military documents and handed them over to Haaretz reporter Uri Blau, Channel 2 reported Monday evening.

Kam was initially accused of espionage. She is expected to plead guilty to the possession and distribution of secret information and a court will rule on her punishment.

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Kam's the lawyer, Avigdor Feldman and the State Prosecutor exchanged drafts of the plea bargain and are expected to agree on a final deal by the end of the week.

According to the bargain, Kam will be charged with trafficking classified documents, but will not be accused of conspiring to harm the state.

Feldman and Kam refused to verify Channel 2's report.

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