US-Israeli Spy, Pollard, Loses Bid To Relax Parole Conditions

Vos Iz           Posted Wed., May 24, 2017

New York – A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid by Jonathan Pollard, (pic above in the middle) a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, to relax his parole conditions.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the U.S. Parole Commission acted within its discretion in requiring Pollard to wear an electronic tracking device, obey a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew, and allow his computers to be monitored.
Pollard, 62, was paroled in November 2015 after serving 30 years of a life sentence for espionage.

He had said the parole conditions were too severe because he was neither a flight risk, nor a threat to disseminate or even remember classified information he learned decades ago. Pollard also said the conditions have prevented him from getting a job.

But the court said parole officials could consider both Pollard’s alleged “propensity to dissemble,” as well as the assessment by former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that documents compromised by Pollard remained classified.

Pollard’s parole conditions “minimized the risk of harm he continued to pose for United States intelligence,” the three-judge appeals court panel said.

Eliot Lauer, a lawyer for Pollard, said in an email he was disappointed in the outcome, and that the court declined to “confront the Commission on the manifest injustice of these onerous and unnecessary restrictions.”

A spokeswoman for Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim in Manhattan declined to comment.
U.S. authorities accused Pollard of having in 1984 and 1985 provided Israeli contacts with suitcases full of classified documents in exchange for thousands of dollars of payments.

Pollard pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in 1986 and was sentenced to life in prison the next year. Prior to being paroled, he had been held in custody since his 1985 arrest.
Now living in New York City, Pollard must remain in the United States for five years, and cannot move to Israel to join his wife, who lives there.
Israel has long sought his release, and in a gesture of solidarity granted Pollard citizenship in 1995.
Wednesday’s decision upheld an August 2016 ruling by U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan.


About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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