A former Arabic translator for the Army in Iraq has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing secret documents detailing the mission of a Fort Bragg-based division.
The documents had information about the strategies of Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division. They also included a report with precise information about U-S weaponry and targets.
The translator, who goes by the name Noureddine Malki, also pleaded guilty in 2005 to using an alias while becoming a U-S citizen. Authorities say his true identity is unknown. He faces up to 60 years in prison for both charges. No sentencing date was set. U-S Attorney Roslynn Mauskopf said the 47-year-old translator was scheduled to go to trial next week. Using his false identity, the defendant was hired in 2003 by a contractor as a translator and interpreter for an intelligence unit of the 82nd Airborne stationed in the Sunni Triangle. After he returned to the United States, authorities discovered the documents -- some marked "secret" -- during a 2005 raid on his Brooklyn apartmentAuthorities say his true identity is unknown.
He faces up to 60 years in prison for both charges. No sentencing date was set.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.