U.S. Army Translator Re-Sentenced to 108 Months’ Imprisonment for Unauthorized Possession of Classified Documents Concerning Iraqi Insurgency and for Using a False Identity | Metaglossia: The Translation World | Scoop.it

BROOKLYN, NY—A U.S. Army contract translator was re-sentenced today to 108 months of imprisonment for illegally possessing national defense documents and using a false identity to procure his United States citizenship and to gain access to classified military materials. The proceeding was held before United States District Judge Brian M. Cogan at the U.S. Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York.

Previously, on February 14, 2007, the defendant—whose true identity is still unknown and who goes by various names including Abdulhakeem Nour, Abu Hakim, Noureddine Malki, Almaliki Nour, and Almalik Nour Eddin— pleaded guilty to the unauthorized possession of classified documents charge. On December 20, 2005, the defendant pleaded guilty to the false identity charge. On May 19, 2008, the defendant was originally sentenced to 121 months’ imprisonment. That sentence was later reversed on appeal due to an error in the calculation of the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines range. The case was then remanded for re-sentencing, and Judge Cogan imposed an above-Guidelines sentence.