Convicted spy Pollard could be devoid of jail quickly

Friday, July 24, 2015|2:58 p.m.

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This Might 15, 1998, file picture reveals Jonathan Pollard speaking during an interview in a conference room at the Federal Correction Organization in Butner, N.C.

WASHINGTON– Convicted American spy Jonathan Pollard would be launched from federal jail within months.

Pollard becomes eligible for parole in November, on the 30th anniversary of his arrest on charges of offering classified details to Israel.

U.S. officials state they’re not likely to oppose his parole.

His attorney, Eliot Lauer, told The Associated Press on Friday that he hoped his customer would be released, but stated he had received no dedication from the Obama administration.

Fans of Pollard, a former U.S. Navy knowledge expert, argue that he was penalized excessively and note that he spied for an ally.

The united state has formerly dangled his release, consisting of during Israel-Palestinian talks last year. His release now could be seen as a giving in to Israel, which highly opposed the just-concluded U.S. nuclear deal with Iran.

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