British army interpreter convicted of spying

LONDON (AP) -- A British army translator has been found guilty of spying for Iran.

Cpl. Daniel James was found guilty of one count of violating the Official Secrets Act. The jury is still deliberating on a second charge under the act and a third count of misconduct in public office.

James worked in Afghanistan in 2006 as a translator to Gen. David Richards, who was then NATO commander.

The prosecution said he sent e-mails to Iran's military attache in Kabul including one which ended with the phrase, "I am at your service."

He denied charges of communicating information useful to an enemy and collecting information -- including two NATO situation reports -- on a USB memory device.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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