Serious Charges Face Author of CIA Memoir
January 24th, 2012
His 2010 memoir was called “The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror.” But now the federal government charges that John Kiriakou didn’t keep enough of his life in the CIA secret.
Kiriakou told Eye on Books in 2010 that he is “just an ordinary guy.” But federal prosecutors say he violated the Intelligence Identities Protection Act and the Espionage Act. They say he illegally disclosed the name of another covert CIA officer to a reporter, and separately that he lied to the CIA’s Publications Review Board to persuade them to let him publish “The Reluctant Spy.”
Kiriakou has been freed on $250,000 bond after appearing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia on Monday.by