May 10, 2007
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LONDON, England (AP) -- A judge on Thursday sentenced a British civil servant to six months in prison for leaking a classified memo about a meeting between Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush, in breach of the Official Secrets Act. A lawmaker's aide was sentenced to three months for helping him.
David Keogh, 50, a government communications officer, was found guilty of "making a damaging disclosure" by passing on the secret memo about April 2004 talks between the two leaders in which George Bush purportedly referred to bombing the Arab television station Al-Jazeera.