A former FBI agent who leaked information to the Associated Press was sentenced Thursday to about three-and-a-half years in prison for possessing and disclosing secret information, the AP reports.
Donald Sachteren, 55, was accused of disclosing intelligence about the U.S. operation in Yemen in 2012.
The discovery prompted feds to seize phone records from the AP in search of the source.
“Clearly, you have betrayed your nation,” U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence told 25-year veteran of the FBI, the AP wrote.
The prosecution is part of the Obama administration’s aggressive pursuit of intelligence leakers.