[ISN] Canberra APS worker jailed for leaking ‘top secret’ documents

www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-aps-worker-jailed-for-leaking-top-secret-documents-20151104-gkr7tz.html By Michael Inman COURTS REPORTER FOR THE CANBERRA TIMES November 5, 2015 A former junior Defence bureaucrat has been jailed for uploading secret information online. But Australia’s former army chief, Peter Leahy, says Michael Scerba should have been locked up for longer his “self-indulgent and selfish” security breach. Justice Richard Refshauge on Thursday sentenced Scerba, 24, to one year jail for disclosing secret information. Scerba will serve three months behind bars, with the remainder of the sentence suspended upon signing a good behaviour order and a $500 security bond. He will be released in February. Scerba pleaded guilty in the ACT Supreme Court to posting a secret Defence Intelligence Organisation report to image sharing website 4chan in October 2012. […]




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