Intelligence Files Stolen
SECRET documents revealing gaps in US intelligence on Bahrain's political situation were stolen by an Arabic translator at the navy base in Juffair, it has been revealed.Hitselberger pleaded guilty to removing classified information without permission. He faces a maximum penalty of just one year in jail or a fine of up to $100,000.
Former linguist James Hitselberger was arrested in 2012 after being charged with removing classified documents from a workspace at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain.
He printed the documents off a classified computer, stuffed them in his backpack and tried to walk out of a secure work area, according to prosecutors.
It was even alleged that the 57-year-old would take military situation reports back to his sleeping quarters for examination later.