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Fired CIA Official Denies Leaking Secrets

The lawyer for a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency official dismissed last week has denied his client disclosed classified information.

The lawyer for former CIA official Mary McCarthy also says his client was not the source for newspaper articles about secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe for terror suspects.

He said McCarthy did not have access to classified information about the prisons.

Last week, the CIA announced the dismissal of a CIA official, later identified as McCarthy, for allegedly having improper contacts with reporters and disclosing classified information.

The CIA has not said if it intends to file criminal charges against McCarthy.