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Ex-Guantanamo Translator Pleads Innocent

A former Guantanamo Bay translator arrested with classified documents in his luggage pleaded innocent Thursday in a brief appearance in federal court. Ahmed Fathy Mehalba, who has been in federal custody since his arrest Sept. 29 at Logan International Airport, was charged in a Nov. 12 indictment with gathering, transmitting or losing defense information and making false statements. Mehalba, 31, was arrested as he arrived at Logan after visiting his native Egypt. The government alleges he lied to federal investigators when he told them he was not carrying any government documents from Guantanamo Bay. Customs agents found 132 compact discs in his luggage, including one that contained hundreds of classified documents labeled “SECRET,” authorities said. Full Story

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