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Algernon Moncrieff

(5,798 posts)
4. My guess: he will be charged; plead nolo contendere; and get a fine and no jail time
Sat Aug 13, 2022, 01:26 AM
Aug 2022

If all this is is that he possessed secret documents, the precedent for that is that you get fined, and maybe probation, and lose your security clearance for a few years (refer to Sandy Berger).

There is a difference between a violation of the Espionage Act and spying in the sense that most of us imagine. To prove actual espionage would be a high bar.

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