“On March 13, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Mohan L. Nirala (‘Nirala’) was convicted of violating Section 793(e) of the Espionage Act (18 U.S.C. 792-799 (2012)) (‘the Espionage Act’). Nirala was convicted of having unauthorized possession of a document relating to the national defense, namely, a forty-seven page classified document containing emails, exhibits, and PowerPoint slides, each individually marked as being classified, and willfully retaining the document and failing to deliver it to the officer and employee of the United States entitled to receive it. Nirala was sentenced to twelve (12) months and one (1) day in prison, supervised released for one (1) year and an assessment of $100.”


84 FR 12197-98
Published 04-01-2019