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On September 1, 2004, the New York Times reported that Weissman, along with fellow AIPAC employee Steve Rosen had been questioned regarding their involvement in an espionage case. Larry Franklin, a Middle East analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency was alleged to have passed classified information about Iran to Rosen and Weissman, who in turn are accused of relaying the information to the government of Israel.
For more information, see the Iran-Contra II article.
- Matthew Barakat, "Ex-Pentagon analyst sentenced to 12 years," Associated Press (Boston Globe), January 21, 2006.
- Richard B. Schmitt, "Lobbyists to Stand Trial in Spy Case. A judge rejects the arguments of pro-Israel activists charged under a 1917 espionage law with conspiring to obtain U.S. secrets," Los Angeles Times, August 11, 2006.
- Jerry Markon, "Judge allows spy case against pro-Israel lobbyists to proceed. Defense argued case violates right to free speech," Boston Globe, August 11, 2006.