Case Against AIPAC Dropped
The espionage case against two former AIPAC members is now finished.
WASHINGTON�(JTA) — Prosecutors asked a judge to drop charges against two ex-AIPAC�staffers accused of passing along classified information.
In a statement Friday, the acting U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia said restrictions on the government’s case imposed by Judge T.S. Ellis III made conviction unlikely.
“Given the diminished likelihood the government will prevail at trial under the additional intent requirements imposed by the court and the inevitable disclosure of classified information that would occur at any trial in this matter, we have asked the court to dismiss the indictment,” Dana Boente said.
The motion all but guarantees a dismissal.