Thursday, September 08, 2005

No jailtime for Berger

As expected, Sandy Berger is getting a slap on the wrist for creatively acquiring classified documents back in 2003:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger was sentenced Thursday to community service and probation and fined $50,000 for illegally removing highly classified documents from the National Archives and intentionally destroying some of them.

Berger must perform 100 hours of community service and pay the fine as well as $6,905 for the administrative costs of his two-year probation, a district court judge ruled.

"I deeply regret the actions that I took at the National Archives two years ago, and I accept the judgment of the court," Berger said outside the courthouse after his sentencing.

"I'm glad that the 9/11 commission has made clear that it received all the documents that it sought, all the documents that it needed, and I'm pleased to finally have this matter resolved," he added.

I just have two questions here:

  1. What were the contents of the documents that were destroyed?

  2. Who will be paying his fine for him?

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