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Wed May 24, 2017, 12:26 PM

Convicted spy Pollard loses bid to relax U.S. parole conditions

Source: Reuters

U.S. | Wed May 24, 2017 | 11:54am EDT

Convicted spy Pollard loses bid to relax U.S. parole conditions

By Jonathan Stempel | NEW YORK

A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid by Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, to relax his parole conditions.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the U.S. Parole Commission acted within its discretion in requiring Pollard to wear an electronic tracking device, obey a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew, and allow his computers to be monitored.

Pollard, 62, was paroled in November 2015 after serving 30 years of a life sentence for espionage.

He had said the parole conditions were too severe because he was neither a flight risk, nor a threat to disseminate or even remember classified information he learned decades ago. Pollard also said the conditions have prevented him from getting a job.

But the court said parole officials could consider both Pollard's alleged "propensity to dissemble," as well as the assessment by former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that documents compromised by Pollard remained classified.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-israel-pollard-idUSKBN18K1VS

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:57 PM

1. Most likely, Donnie got peanuts in accepting Bibi's offer to let

Jonnie go to his villa in Israel and begin drawing his benefits.

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Wed May 24, 2017, 02:00 PM

2. Considering the onerous restrictions Israel slapped on Mordechai Vanunu

They have no right to bitch about how we treat one of their spies.

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