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World Briefing | Europe: Germany: Spy Who Sold Secrets to C.I.A. Gets 8 Years

A German court sentenced a former intelligence worker to eight years in prison on Thursday after his conviction on charges of treason and betraying state secrets for providing the C.I.A. with more than 200 confidential documents. The 32-year-old, identified as Markus R., was arrested in 2014, and the revelation cooled relations between Germany and the United States. Markus R., a former office administrator with top-secret clearance at the headquarters of the BND foreign intelligence agency, was found guilty of passing information to the C.I.A. from 2008 until mid-2014 in return for about $ 100,000.

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