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Posted: 9/9/2005 12:33:14 AM EDT
He will get his top secret clearance back in time to steal more documents for the dems after the next election

Berger Ordered to Pay $50,000
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A judge on Thursday ordered Sandy Berger, President Clinton's national security adviser, to pay a $50,000 fine for illegally taking classified documents from the National Archives.

The punishment handed down by U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson exceeded the $10,000 fine recommended by government lawyers. Under the deal, Berger avoids prison time but he must surrender access to classified government materials for three years.

"The court finds the fine is inadequate because it doesn't reflect the seriousness of the offense," Robinson said, as a grim-faced Berger stood silently.

Earlier in the hearing, Berger expressed remorse for his crime, which he described as a lapse of judgment that came while he was preparing to testify before the Sept. 11 commission.

"I let considerations of personal convenience override clear rules of handling classified material," Berger said. "I believe this lapse, serious as it is, does not reflect the character of myself."

"In this case, I failed. I will not again," he said.

The sentencing capped a bizarre sequence of events in which Berger admitted to sneaking classified documents out of the Archives in his suit, later destroying some of them in his office and then lying about it.

After initially saying it was an "honest mistake," Berger pleaded guilty in April to a misdemeanor of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, which contained information relating to terror threats in the United States during the 2000 millennium celebration.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 12:54:26 AM EDT
Community Service? And a fine......chump change for Berger....

10 years in a max security federal prison seems more appropriate.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 12:56:24 AM EDT
He's only on probation, he automatically gets his top secret clearance back in three years
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 12:57:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NH_AR_Shooter:
Community Service? And a fine......chump change for Berger....


You're crazy if you think it's coming out of his pocket. Clintons' friends are going to pay the fine.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:00:05 AM EDT
How the hell can you steal classified material and not be put in jail for the rest of your life?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:01:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 1:01:40 AM EDT by 22bad]

Originally Posted By p331083:
How the hell can you steal classified material and not be put in jail for the rest of your life?

How in the hell can you keep your top secret clearance after being CONVICTED.......I have NO idea
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:20:09 AM EDT
He destroyed 2 or 3 of those documents. I wonder why?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:23:21 AM EDT
If I did such a thing...my ass would be in the slammer...

Fucking ass clown should be in jail
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:24:40 AM EDT
Pretty sure they detailed clintons actions ignoring the terror threat posed by bin laden
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