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James Cartwright, Ex-General, Pleads Guilty in Leak Case | The New York Times
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 2010. Cartwright discussed the findings of the Defense Department?s Comprehensive Review Working Group report on the "Don?t Ask, Don?t Tell" policy regarding gays in the military. (U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)

James Cartwright, Ex-General, Pleads Guilty in Leak Case | The New York Times

James E. Cartwright, a retired Marine Corps general who as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff served as a key member of President Obama’s national security team, agreed to plead guilty on Monday to lying to the F.B.I. about his discussions with reporters about Iran’s nuclear program.

General Cartwright entered the guilty plea before Judge Richard J. Leon of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia. As part of the deal, prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed that under sentencing guidelines, the punishment could range from a $500 fine to six months in prison.

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