Army interpreter convicted of spying for Iran
Daniel James The name Daniel James could refer to:
A member of a military reserve.
a member of a nation's military reserve
Noun 1. James, a salsa teacher in civilian life, was convicted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court, or Old Bailey Old Bailey
the Central Criminal Court of England
Noun 1. Old Bailey - the central criminal court in London
criminal court - a court having jurisdiction over criminal cases , of sending coded emails to the Iranian military attache ATTACHE. Connected with, attached to. This word is used to signify those persons who are attached to a foreign legation. An attache is a public minister within the meaning of the Act of April 30, 1790, s. 37, 1 Story's L. U. S. in Kabul.
Jurors will continue their deliberations Thursday on a second charge against him relating to a memory stick containing secret documents found in his possession plus a third count of misconduct in a public office.
James, who styled himself "General James", was born in Tehran and his trial heard from colleagues that he had expressed sympathy for Iran in conversations with them.
He also got within 20 metres (yards) of then British prime minister Tony Blair and took pictures of him when he visited Afghanistan in 2006. James told a colleague he did not like Blair, the court heard.
Prosecutor Mark Dennis accused James of "the height of betrayal" and the court was told that senior intelligence officers believed his acts could have cost the lives of British soldiers and possibly endangered Britain itself.
James denied the charges against him, saying he was trying to help set up a gas deal between Afghanistan and Iran which he hoped would promote trade and peace between Iran and the United States.