Friday, May 1

BREAKING: Feds Drop AIPAC Spy Case

From the JTA:

Government moves to dismiss AIPAC case

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Prosecutors asked a judge to drop charges against two ex-AIPAC staffers accused of passing along classified information.

In a statement Friday, a spokesman for the 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," Peter Carr said.

The motion all but guarantees a dismissal when Ellis convenes a hearing, likely within days.

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