CUL­TURE, ETC.

The Washington Times Weekly - - Page Two -

How a spy was caught. . . . . . . . . . 28

When Jonathan Jay Pol­lard was sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment in 1987 for steal­ing more than a mil­lion pages of high­ly­clas­si­fied doc­u­ments for the Is­raelis, U.S. At­tor­ney Joseph diGen­ova told re­porters out­side the court­house, “It is likely he’ll never see the light of day again.” What Mr. diGen­ova per­haps did not know was that just prior to Pol­lard’s sen­tenc­ing (on a guilty plea) there was an ob­scure rule change stip­u­lat­ing that per­sons sen­tenced to life must be paroled af­ter 30 years if they main­tained a good record in prison. Thus Pol­lard could walk out of prison on Nov. 23, 2013.

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