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.