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(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
Anat Kamm is expected to plead guilty to the possession and distribution of
secret information at the Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday, as part of a plea
bargain her attorneys settled with the state prosecution on
Kamm, who was originally charged with espionage with intent to
harm national security, having leaked classified information to Haaretz
journalist Uri Blau, material Kamm had collected while serving as assistant to
the bureau chief of then-OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh between 2005
and 2007, will plead guilty to the lesser charges.
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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 nine-year prison sentence.
that was published in October 2008 and accused the IDF of defying a High Court
of Justice ruling against killing wanted Palestinian terrorists who could have
been captured alive, used information gleamed from documents Kamm had copied and
delivered to Blau.
Kamm was identified by the Shin Bet (Israel Security
Agency) in late 2009 as the source of the leak, and she has been under house
arrest since December of that year.
Blau has yet to be indicted.
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