John Kiriakou, CIA Officer in Torture Leak Case, Injured in Serious Traffic Accident
By Jeff Stein On 10/6/17 at 3:18 PM
John Kiriakou, a prominent ex-CIA officer, and among the first to reveal the agency’s torture program, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this week in Washington, D.C., according to one of his attorneys.
Kiriakou suffered broken ribs, a fractured clavicle and lumbar spine damage, according to Jesselyn Radack, one of the attorneys who represented him when he was charged in 2012 with leaking classified information about CIA waterboarding of an Al-Qaeda suspect at a secret site in Thailand. He eventually pleaded guilty to one count of leaking the identity of a fellow CIA officer to a reporter and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
“It was a serious accident, but hopefully he’ll be released on Sunday,” Radack tells Newsweek. She said Kiriakou was driving his Vespa in northwest Washington when a car stopped suddenly in front of him. He plowed into the vehicle and was taken by ambulance to George Washington University Hospital, Radack says.